The share of Americans who get health coverage through their jobs has been declining gradually for years, dropping to 63.3% of working-age adults in 2008. The question now is whether the new health law will induce more employers and workers to turn to government coverage options. In the near term, at least for the total figures, that is unlikely, the Wall Street Journal
reports. For the next decade, the overall number of Americans with workplace health benefits isn't likely to change much, government analysts suggest.