Most Americans still get health insurance through their jobs, but employment-based health coverage has been steadily shrinking since 1994, according to the Employee Benefit Research Institute.

In 2010, 58.7 percent of the nonelderly population (under Age 65) had employment-based health benefits, down from 69.3 percent in 2000. Meanwhile, public program health coverage expanded to account for 21.6 percent of the nonelderly population.

Enrollment in Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program increased, covering 16.9 percent of the nonelderly population in 2010, a sharp increase from the 10.2 percent level in 1999.

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