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   Differentials in Employment-Related Health Insurance Coverage - 2000
Product type:
   Statistical Brief 10
MEPS component:
   Household Component
Publication date:
   February 14, 2003
   This statistical brief shows that most workers in the U.S. had health insurance coverage through their job in 2000. Yet while overall 61.4 percent of workers had coverage obtained through their current main job, there was a wide variation in the rate of worker coverage depending on the job's characteristics. According to the MEPS data from the first half of 2000, workers making $9.50 or less and those working fewer than 35 hours per week in their current main job were much less likely to have employment-related coverage than other workers. People employed in the government sector - federal and state and local governments - had a higher rate of coverage than workers in private industry. Unionized workers and those in establishments with 100 or more workers were more often insured than nonunion workers or those in smaller establishments. Differences also occurred based on the industry and occupation of the current main job in which workers were employed.
   Beth Levin Crimmel, M.S.
   Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
   Web Only Publication
MEPS Topics:
   Health Insurance -- Employer-sponsored
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