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The number of Americans getting health insurance from their employer continues to drop, with a record low 44.6 percent getting employer-sponsored coverage in 2011, compared to 45.8 percent in 2010, according to Gallup numbers. This continues the downward trend Gallup and Healthways have documented for the last few years. In 2008, roughly half of Americans received health insurance from their employer. Meanwhile, Gallup says, the percentage of Americans who are uninsured has also increased, rising to 17.1 percent this year, the highest seen since 2008.