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New Report on Employer Insurance

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The report from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation says 66 percent of Virginia residents got their insurance through a job in 2011. 

That's down from 75 percent in 2000.

In Virginia, the percentage of private sector employers offering coverage fell from 60 percent in 2000 to about 56 percent in 2011.

The rate of workers taking employers insurance in Virginia declined from 82 percent in 2000 to about 75 percent in 2011.

Researchers say decreases in overall employment and rising premium costs contributed to the declines.

 

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