Four of Five U.S. Part-Timers Lack Employer Health Insurance

Four of every five part-time workers in the U.S. lack employer-sponsored health insurance, a study released today reports. By comparison, about one of every four full-time employees is without such insurance, according to the study conducted by the Iowa Policy Project, a nonprofit public policy research group in Mt. Vernon, Iowa. The study analyzed insurance coverage for “nonstandard” employees, such as part-time, temporary or contract workers. About 34.3 million Americans, or 25 percent of the nation’s workforce, fall into that category, according to the study. The research “demonstrates the weakness in our health insurance system” for a “vulnerable group of […]
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