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Supplementary Table 2
Working Families’ Take Up of Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance


Note: This table shows that the percent of people in working families who enrolled in, or "took up." employer-sponsored insurance (ESI) offered to them did not change from 1996-97 to 2000-01. The poeple who were least likely to take up ESI in 2000-01 included those people with family income below the federal povery level, Blacks and Hispanics, people in fair or poor health, people who work for or who have a family member who works for an employer with less than 100 employees, people in families with only part-time workers, and people in one-parent families.

 
Percent Who Took Up Employer Sponsored Insurance
1996-97
1998-99
2000-01
All Nonelderly (Age<65) People in Working Families1
90.1
90.1
90.0
Family Income Below poverty
63.3
58.5
56.4
100-199% of poverty
81.8
78.6*
79.3
200% of poverty and above
94.1
94.5
93.8*
Race/Ethnicity White
92.2
92.5
92.6
Black
82.8
85.0
82.1*
Hispanic
80.7
79.4
79.3
Other
90.0
88.8
91.1
Health Status Excellent, very good or good
90.7
90.8
90.9
Fair or poor
82.0
81.0
79.4 #
Family-level Firm Size Someone in the family works for an employer with less than 10 employees
84.8
85.3
81.2
Someone in the family works for an employer with 10-99 employees
82.7
82.4
82.0
Someone in the family works for an employer with 100 or more employees
91.8
91.9
92.1
Family-level Work Status Someone in the family is a full-time worker
90.7
90.6
90.6
All working family members are part-time workers
72.3
75.1
72.2
Family Composition Single Person
88.2
89.2
88.4
Married couple without kids
92.9
92.6
93.0
One parent with kids
80.3
79.4
79.0
Married couple with kids
91.3
91.6
91.5
Region Northeast
92.3
93.1
92.5
Midwest
92.1
92.1
92.7
South
87.7
87.6
87.3
West
89.7
89.4
89.0

DATA SOURCE: HSC Community Tracking Study Household Survey.
1A working family is defined as one in which the total number of hours worked by all adult members of a family is 20 or more per week. Families in which all adult members are self-employed without paid employees as well as people who obtain health insurance form someone outside the family are excluded.
* Change from previous round is statistically significant at p<.05.
# Change from 1996-97 to 2000-01 is statistically significant at p<.05.
 

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