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The health care free ride

Issue Brief #259

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Reform should help distribute responsibility for coverage more evenly between industries

This EPI Issue Brief  looks at the phenomenon of “deadbeat industries” that provide health insurance to comparatively few of their workers and their workers’ dependents. While it has been relatively straightforward to document when workers in a given industry receive ESI coverage through a spouse, this Issue Brief is the first to document sources of ESI dependent coverage by industry.

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