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Job-based health coverage falls on hard times
Ventura County Star

A five-year slide has pushed employers, long the dominant health insurance provider in California, into minority status.

For the first time since at least 2001, and likely much longer, less than half of Californians younger than 65 received coverage through their own or a family member’s employer in 2011.

The news comes from a UCLA study released in late October, just before employers begin to unveil their 2013 coverage offerings to workers with the now routine trends of rising costs or reduced benefits.