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Employer health coverage declines
San Francisco Chronicle

Fewer New Yorkers are getting health insurance through their employers, according to a new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Over the past decade, the percentage of state residents getting employer-based health coverage fell to 60 percent from 66 percent, which means 770,000 fewer people received such coverage in 2011 than in 2000. Nationally, the decline was steeper, with coverage from employers shrinking to 59.5 percent from 69.7 percent, a drop of more than 10 percentage points.