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Must-see chart: How the employer-based health insurance scheme is “coming apart at the seams.”

By on March 19, 2012

The must-read chart:

Over the past decade, the number of Americans with employer-sponsored health insurance has dropped [pdf] from about 70% down to nearly 50%. Note that this is for the non-elderly only, so it’s not due to the aging of society or the growth of Medicare. This is working-age people only. As Krugman says, our weird employer-based health insurance scheme is “coming apart at the seams.”

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