After a steady decline in the number of people with employer coverage between, the rate has been slowly rebounding.

Listen up potential 2020 presidential candidates: more people now have health care coverage through their employer, and they just may want to keep it, so

About seven million more people gained employer coverage between 2013 and 2017, to total 156 million people, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation analysis. This is after a steady decline in the number of people under 65 with employer coverage between 1999 and 2010, and the turnabout is likely due to the Affordable Care Act’s individual and employer mandates, coupled with a stronger economy.

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Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.

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