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Trends in Employment-Based Health Insurance Coverage: Evidence from the National Compensation Survey
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics [BLS] Link to more items from this source
Oct. 9, 2014
"Although the reasons employers have historically been so central in providing health insurance in the United States are complex, the fact that they do play such a role means that health insurance has important effects on the labor market. Health insurance makes up the biggest share of noncash benefits received by private industry workers, and that share has grown from 32 percent in 1991 to 39 percent in 2012. Not only has it grown in importance among all noncash benefits, but the increase in costs employers pay for health insurance has outstripped the affected workers' wage growth: health insurance paid by employers tripled from 1991 to 2012, while wages paid increased by 83 percent."

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