Fewer families get health coverage from workplace

  • Article by: JACKIE CROSBY , Star Tribune
  • Updated: June 28, 2011 - 7:02 PM

A University of Minnesota study finds that more Minnesotans are winding up uninsured or in taxpayer-funded programs.

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kirby96Jun. 28, 1112:47 PM

Nothing to see here, folks. Nothing to see. Move along. Health Insurance is just fine (or was, until that darn Obamacare came along). Signed, your local tea-party.

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egeinwiJun. 28, 1112:56 PM

How can this be? What about Obamacare? You mean it may have been a bad idea? This would be the first bad move by Nobel boy.

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apotter4511Jun. 28, 1112:57 PM

Minnesota is in the same boat as Tennessee and Texas...I am beet red with embarassment to be a Minnesotan right now :(

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ljb6599Jun. 28, 1112:58 PM

Let's add a public health care option for all.Signed your local health care worker.

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okiegopherJun. 28, 11 1:00 PM

Couple of technical writing comments - the first sentence is the inverse of the title. If 10% fewer families get employer-provided health insurance, the number of families who no longer get employer-provided health insurance would have INCREASED by 10%. Plus the description of low-income families who qualify for public health care doesn't compute - $44,000 is 200% ABOVE the poverty line (of $22,500). Beyond that, this should otherwise concern us - at least those of us who have not been drinking the kool-aid at the Tea Party.

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johnnycgoodJun. 28, 11 1:05 PM

Not surprising considering nobody has a job anymore to get their employer covered care from.

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snarkattackJun. 28, 11 1:08 PM

The number of insured has dropped 12.5%, not 10 %.

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cricky101Jun. 28, 11 1:16 PM

Yeah! Another money-maker for the private sector! I love it when the rich get richer by treating their employees worse and worse, and then blame the big, bad gubbmit for all their woes. Classy.

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tooty123Jun. 28, 11 1:18 PM

How is this news. It has been happening for a decade or more. Employers have been dropping their health insurance and if not completely, the health insurance has such a high deductible that the employee is stuck with paying for more of the costs, plus the premium increases. Then, the employer also doesn't increase wages even though they don't have the health expense any more. Young people are not getting the same benefits as the older workers were offered. It is a shame that a country as wealthy as the US is cannot have health care for everyone.

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mongooseusJun. 28, 11 1:26 PM

And this is why we need universal health care- and individual coverage is a crock; they deny everyone!

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