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Issues in Health Reform

More businesses due to ACA

Job lock has been one of resulting problems with the way Americans currently purchase health insurance.  Because the individual market is so expensive, and because many people would have pre-existing conditions that would have excluded them from purchasing a new insurance plan, many people stay at jobs they do not like.

So, with the ability to purchase insurance in the marketplace with no exclusions due to pre-existing conditions it is predicted that more people will change jobs and even pursue new entrepreneurial ventures.  This is detailed in a new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Urban Institute and Georgetown University’s Health Policy Institute. The number of self-employed people is expected to rise by 1.5 million — a relative increase of more than 11 percent — as a direct result of the health care overhaul.

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