Will health care reform eventually erode employer-sponsoredhealth insurance? Many observers felt that it might. But so far, 18months into the reform era, it hasn’t.

The Urban Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation havemade a joint venture of monitoring the course of employer-sponsoredinsurance since government subsidized insurance became available.The two entities just released their second examination ofpost-reform employer coverage, and found again that employers arestill offering it, and employees are still eager to take them up on theiroffer.

In fact, it seems that a 12-year decline in the percent ofworkplaces offering coverage has been halted, if not reversed.

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.