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Recession hastens decline in employer-sponsored coverage, survey finds
Modern Healthcare

Employer-sponsored insurance declined across all income categories between 2007, the year the Great Recession began, and 2010 among nonelderly Americans, newly released survey results show.

Analysis of the survey, conducted by the Center for Studying Health System Change for the National Institute for Healthcare Reform, found job losses were the main culprit behind the drop in employer-sponsored coverage. The National Institute for Healthcare Reform, a not-for-profit, was formed by labor and automakers Chrysler Group, Ford Motor Co. and General Motors.