One of the great tragedies of our employer-based system of health care is that it traps people in jobs that don’t fit them well. Millions of Americans who would like to start their own business or freelance have been unable to do so because they had no cost-effective way to maintain health care coverage during the transition. This phenomenon, called “job-lock,” keeps people in the wrong job. It holds back economic growth, and it deprives America of much-needed entrepreneurial energy and innovation.
David Brodwin's blog
President Obama steps to the podium to deliver the State of the Union address tomorrow, he will have much on his mind: Defending Obamacare. Reforming domestic surveillance programs. Extending unemployment insurance. He'll be looking towards the 2014 elections and framing a narrative to help Democrats preserve their majority in the Senate and recapture the House.