State-Level Trends in Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance (June 2011)

A State-By-State Analysis

This report from the State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC) at the University of Minnesota shows the percentage of nonelderly Americans who get their health insurance through their jobs declined eight percentage points in a decade—from 69 percent in 1999/2000 to 61 percent in 2008/2009, the most recent years data are available—with low- and moderate-income families hardest hit. Recent analysis from the Urban Institute finds that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will likely help stem this decline, especially among small businesses.