Less Americans getting insurance through work

By WEEK Reporter

Less Americans getting insurance through work

April 11, 2013 Updated Apr 11, 2013 at 11:06 AM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- A new reports shows that fewer Americans are getting health insurance through their work.

The report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation finds about 60 percent of Americans get their health insurance through work, down from 70 percent in the year 2000.

The report also found that insurance costs increased.

The average annual premium for employee-only coverage doubled from 2000 to 2011, and family premiums increased 125 percent.

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