1999 National Survey of Workers' Health Insurance
January 1999 - May 1999
Country: United States
Survey Organization: Princeton Survey Research Associates
Field Dates: January 1999–May 1999
Sample: Nationally representative sample of adults ages 18–64
Sample Size: 5,002
Interview Method: Telephone
The survey found that two of three Americans under age 65—155 million people—have employer-sponsored health coverage. Americans strongly prefer that employers retain their traditional role as the primary providers of health insurance, rather than obtaining coverage through government or individual purchase of insurance. Furthermore, three of four workers with employer-based insurance reported that their employers do a good job of selecting high-quality health plans. Yet, a significant portion of the workforce, especially people living on low incomes or those employed by smaller firms, do not even have the option of participating in the job-based insurance system.
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