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PA Residents Losing Employer Coverage at Rate Second Only to CA
Date:10/31/2007

n 2005-06. (Note: Data are averaged over

two years to increase sample size and the precision of the estimates.)

-- During this period, 60.1 percent of Americans received health insurance

through their own employer, compared to 66.8 percent of Pennsylvanians.

-- According to the Census data, 10 percent of Pennsylvanians under the

age of 65 were uninsured in 2005-06, up from 8 percent in 2000-01. In

contrast, 15.8 percent of non-elderly Americans were uninsured, up from

13.7 percent.

Health Insurance Coverage in Pennsylvania and the US

Economic Policy Institute Analysis of March, 2007 Current Population

Survey

Table 13. Employer provided health insurance coverage, population under 65

years old

2000-01 to 2005-06

Percent covered Number covered % of

State 2000-01 2005-06 % change 2000-01 2005-06 change total

US 67.6% 63.2% -4.5% 167,174,509 164,025,026 -3,149,483

PA 75.9% 70.6% -5.4% 7,929,984 7,438,592 -491,392 15.6%

Source: EPI analysis of March Current Population Survey, 2001-07.

Table 15. Employer-provided health insurance coverage by state, children

under 18 years old

2000-01 to 2005-06

Percent covered Number covered % of

State 2000-01 2005-06 % change 2000-01 2005-06 change total

US 65.2% 60.3% -4.9% 47,220,271 44,648,233 -2,572,038

PA 74.3% 66.8% -7.5% 2,072,948 1,874,265 -198,683 7.7%

Source: EPI analysis of March Current Population Survey, 2001-07.

Table 14. Employer-provided health insurance coverage by state, workers

insured by own employer

2000-01 to 2005-06

Percent covered Number covered
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