The percentage of Connecticut people with employer-provided health insurance—especially kids—is falling, according to this new report released by Connecticut Voices for Children.
The report indicates that the percentage of Connecticut residents under age 65 with employer-provided health insurance has declined from 77.1 percent in the two-year period of 2000-2001 to 72.3 percent in 2005-2006, a decrease of 4.8 percentage points. The decline in coverage among children has been even greater, dropping from 77.4 percent in 2000-2001 to 71.3 percent in 2005-2006, down 6.1 points. While Connecticut’s rates of employer-sponsored coverage are higher than the national rates, the decline in coverage among Connecticut residents is greater than the decline nationally.
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