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Recession drove more companies to scrap healthcare coverage
The Hill

The number of private companies that offer healthcare benefits has fallen in the last decade, according to new research, with the sharpest drop coming just as the U.S. was beginning to feel the recession.

Just less than half of private workers said they could purchase healthcare coverage through their jobs in 2013, compared to 55.7 percent in 2005, a new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation shows.