When You Don't HAVE to Depend On Your Job For Benefits - Ending The Insurance Trap
"A liberating result of the law." - NYT
2.5 million people will get health insurance and will not HAVE to work to get their benefits due to the Affordable Care Act:
.. what [the CBO report] actually says is that the ACA will create 2 million job openings. No net loss, actually a big gain.
Josh Barro explains how this is good for workers:
"When an employee is dependent on his job not just for a wage but for health insurance, he is less able to threaten to leave if he doesn’t get a raise. Severing the work-insurance link strengthens the employee’s hand in bargaining — which is bad for employers and good for workers…. This helps explain why so many business owners have been apoplectic about the law."