Monday, February 20. 2012
Gallup recently released the results of a poll showing that fewer consumers are getting health insurance coverage from their employers.
The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index showed that 44.6 percent of Americans received their healthcare plans from their employer in 2011, which was slightly lower than 2010's 45.8 percent. The percentage of those without any healthcare coverage was 17.1 percent - a figure higher than any seen since 2008.
More than one-quarter of Americans were on a government-sponsored plan, which was roughly the same figure as 2010, the poll noted. Of those who don't work for the government, more than 57 percent get their insurance from their workplace. This has dropped steadily from 2008, when the figure was 64.2 percent.
Those who are unhappy with their employer's health insurance options, or don't have a plan that is offered to them, could benefit from comparing affordable health insurance rates. This could make the process much easier and help get something a person can use.
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