U.S. residents ages 65 and older were about the only U.S. adults more likely to have employer-based health coverage in 2011 than in 2010.
The percentage of older adults with group coverage increased slightly, to 11.9%, from 11.8%, as the total percentage of U.S. adults ages 18 and older with group coverage fell to 44.6%, from 45.8%, according to Elizabeth Mendes, an analyst at Gallup Inc., Princeton, N.J.
The percentage with no insurance increased to 17.1%, from 14.8%.
Mendes has reported those figures in a summary of results from a Gallup survey that reaches 1,000 U.S. adults every day.
Gallup found drops in the group health coverage penetration rate in almost every demographic group studied.