Policy Documents

Myths about Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance

December 8, 2000

In tis policy document, the author argues that for more than 50 years, America has relied on employers as the primary source of health insurance coverage. For the most part, this has been a successful approach, providing coverage in 1998 to 155 million people, compared to only 15.5 million who purchase their own coverage. People receiving employer-based health insurance advantages as well. However, these supposed advantages are often myths.