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(KSL News) The number of companies offering heath insurance to their employees is going down, and Utah is leading the trend.
According to the Economic Policy Institute, the number of employees under the age of 65 receiving health care from their jobs has dropped 8.9 percent in Utah since 2001. That drop left more than 43,000 children without health coverage.
The institute also found that those employees still receiving health coverage are paying higher premiums or more out of their own pockets for health care.
The Utah Department of Health seconds that, saying premiums have risen 70 percent on average since 1999.