NEW YORK — A recent study by researchers at New York University found that employer-provided health insurance is not affordable for a growing number of workers.
Using data from 2000 to 2020 National Health Interview Survey, researchers identified about 240,000 adults with employer-provided health insurance. According to survey results, about 6% of women and 3% of men will feel unable to access all care services in 2020, up from 3% and 2% respectively 20 years ago. increase.
Women feel especially vulnerable. Men were more likely to report finding medical (3.9% vs. 2.7%), dental care (8.1% vs. 5.4%), prescription drugs (5.2% vs. 2.7%) and mental health care (2.1% vs. 0.8%) was higher in women than in ) out of reach. Avni Gupta, lead study author and PhD student at the New York University School of Global Public Health, said in her release to the press that women’s lower incomes and higher health care needs have contributed to the perception of affordability. He said there may be differences.
Gupta and her fellow researchers note that as of 2019, 61% of working-age adults had health insurance provided by their employer.
“People who have employer-provided health insurance generally consider themselves protected, but our findings suggest that health-related benefits are lost over time. It shows that the release said.
research is publish online in the Journal of the American Medical Association.