- % Employer-base – declined 5.3% to 44.5%
- % Government plan – increased 2.2% to 25.1%
- % Uninsured – increased 2.7% to 17.3%
- % Something else – declined 0.2% to 11.4%
Presentation is important — a chart really should come across at a glance in most cases. They really could make this very simple chart easier to read — at a glance. And I expect on a chart of this nature that each measuring point would total 100% (e.g. – 2008 = 98.9%, latest = 98.3%).
Nonetheless, it appears to me from the data provided that for the 5.3% decline in Employer sponsored plans about half moved to Government plan, half to uninsured.