Another benefit from health reform

While there has been a lot of attention about the “cost” of health care reform, one of the possible benefits that’s been overlooked in much of the debate is the loosening of something called “job lock.”

That’s what happens when people stay in jobs, even jobs they don’t like or want, because they have health insurance benefits. The fear of not having health coverage if they leave to start their own business or join a small company that can’t afford benefits keeps these people “locked” in their current positions.

What if that wasn’t an issue? For more on the topic, look here.

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