On the Pulse: Trends and Surveys in the Healthcare Industry

More Employees Are Passing On Health Coverage

Increasingly, Americans are choosing to be uninsured even when their employers offer health coverage, according to a new study by the Center for Health Care Policy and Research (CHCPR), an arm of the Department of Health and Human Services. Shedding new light on why the nation's uninsured 41 million Americans are swelling at the rate of one million a year, the study is the first to illustrate how much of that trend is due to voluntary choices made by employees.