Employer-sponsored health insurance coverage for workers 18–64 years old, by various characteristics, 2000–10

Share with ESI Percentage-point change
2000 2007 2009 2010 2000–07 2007–10 2009–10 2000–10
All workers 75.8% 71.6% 68.7% 68.5% -4.2 -3.1 -0.2 -7.3
Gender Male 74.8% 69.9% 66.9% 66.9% -4.9 -3.0 0.0 -7.9
Female 76.8% 73.4% 70.7% 70.2% -3.4 -3.2 -0.5 -6.6
Race White, non-Hispanic 80.4% 76.8% 74.2% 74.1% -3.6 -2.7 -0.1 -6.3
Black, non-Hispanic 69.8% 66.7% 62.9% 61.2% -3.1 -5.5 -1.7 -8.6
Hispanic 55.2% 50.8% 47.2% 48.6% -4.4 -2.2 1.4 -6.6
Other 72.0% 70.4% 68.8% 67.1% -1.6 -3.3 -1.7 -4.9
Nativity Native born 78.3% 74.6% 71.7% 71.4% -3.7 -3.2 -0.3 -6.9
Foreign born 60.4% 54.9% 52.4% 53.0% -5.5 -1.9 0.6 -7.4
Education High school 73.2% 66.2% 62.1% 61.8% -7.0 -4.4 -0.3 -11.4
College 85.9% 83.1% 80.6% 80.0% -2.8 -3.1 -0.6 -5.9
Wage fifth* Lowest 51.2% 46.0% 40.8% 41.0% -5.2 -5.1 0.1 -10.3
Second 70.2% 63.2% 60.1% 59.4% -6.9 -3.9 -0.8 -10.8
Middle 81.6% 78.0% 75.2% 74.8% -3.6 -3.3 -0.5 -6.9
Fourth 87.4% 84.8% 82.7% 82.7% -2.6 -2.2 0.0 -4.8
Highest 89.1% 86.1% 85.2% 85.1% -3.0 -1.0 -0.1 -4.0
Work time Full-time 78.6% 74.8% 73.4% 73.2% -3.8 -1.6 -0.2 -5.4
Part-time 61.6% 55.5% 49.6% 49.3% -6.1 -6.2 -0.3 -12.3

* For methodology in construction of wage fifths, see Gould (2010).

Source: Author’s analysis of microdata from the U.S. Census Bureau/U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Current Population Survey, Annual Social and Economic Supplement (U.S. Census Bureau various years)

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