A new analysis from the nonpartisan Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) finds that both union and nonunion employment-based health benefits were affected by the recent economic recession — but unionized worker health insurance coverage suffered less.

Union workers with health coverage through their own job fell from 82 percent in 2007 to 80.4 percent in 2009, a 2 percent decline.

For nonunion workers, however, the drop was 6.5 percent, from 55.9 percent to 52.2 percent.

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