Self-employed give thumbs up to Obamacare
Small Business Majority's California Director and Healthcare Policy Director David Chase contributed to an article in USA Today about how the new health insurance marketplaces are helping more people become self-employed and start their own businesses. Entrepreneurs are finding reasonably-priced medical plans through the individual marketplaces that are enabling them to leave their traditional jobs to launch companies, grow their businesses and create new jobs.
Years ago, a tenured university professor told me his secret:
He was desperate to quit and start his own business. He had enough in savings but didn't dare leave his job.
As a man in his mid-50s, he couldn't get health insurance on his own.
The Affordable Care Act, which some call Obamacare, was supposed to change that. Supporters said the law would end "job lock" — people stuck in jobs because they couldn't get or afford health insurance elsewhere.
Health insurance exchanges offering reasonably priced medical plans would enable entrepreneurs to launch companies, stay in business and create new jobs.
COLUMN: Obamacare cures 'job lock'
ADVICE: Getting Affordable Care Act subsidies
Has the new law worked? For many, the answer is a resounding yes.... READ MORE