Sunday, July 8. 2012
A Gallup poll discovered that a considerable percentage of the nation's workers between the ages of 26 and 64 years of age are losing health insurance, while younger Americans are gaining coverage.
During the second quarter of 2012, 55.9 percent of those between 26 and 64 years old had a health insurance plan from their employer - a decline from 56.7 percent last year, the report said. This was the lowest recorded figure since 2008.
However, nearly one-third of workers between the ages of 18 and 25 years old were covered during the second quarter, according to Gallup. This was a slight improvement from the 31.1 percent recorded in 2011.
Gallup added that when including all employed Americans, 44.2 percent had health coverage from their employers during the second quarter. This has been a part of a continued decline since 2008.
Consumers who want health insurance because their company no longer offers them a sufficient policy may want to look online for options. Many options may be available, and some may be equipped with affordable health insurance rates.
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