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August 7, 2017

Job-based health coverage to continue

  • Employer-provided health insurance is so ingrained that people expect it to continue even as politicians thrash out the role of government in health care.
  • By LAURIE KELLMAN and JOYCE M. ROSENBERG
    Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — Get your insurance through your employer? The ongoing political turmoil around “Obamacare” all but guarantees you'll still be able to do that.

    Ask Walt Rowen, whose business is etching glass but whose experience managing century-old, family-owned Susquehanna Glass makes him something of an expert on health care. He's provided coverage to employees, then canceled it, steering them to the health insurance exchange. But with those premiums rising, Rowen this year is again covering his 70 or so workers under the umbrella of employer-sponsored health insurance.


     
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