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    :: Tuesday, October 21, 2003 ::

    1/3 of uninsured workers at large firms By Leigh Strope
    A third of the nation's workers without health insurance are employed by large companies, a study says.

    Thirty-two percent of all uninsured workers in 2001 were employed by big companies, up from 25 percent in 1987, according to the report released Tuesday by The Commonwealth Fund.

    Researchers cited as factors soaring health care costs, declines in manufacturing and union jobs and the changing structure of large corporations -- those with more than 500 employees -- and the benefits they offer.
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