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Employer-based retiree health care coverage erodes further
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For years, employers, increasingly unable to afford the coverage, have stopped providing health care plans to their retired workers.

A Kaiser Family Foundation report issued last week noted that in 2015 just 23% of employers with at least 200 employees offered retiree health care coverage. That is down from 32% a decade earlier and a dramatic decline compared with the two-thirds of employers who provided the coverage in 1988.

Other surveys, looking just at employers coverage for Medicare-eligible retirees, also have found sharp declines.

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