Chart Of The Day

Andrew Sullivan —  Mar 19 2012 @ 5:53pm



Over the past decade, the number of Americans with employer-sponsored health insurance has dropped [pdf] from about 70% down to nearly 50%. Note that this is for the non-elderly only, so it's not due to the aging of society or the growth of Medicare. This is working-age people only. As Krugman says, our weird employer-based health insurance scheme is "coming apart at the seams."