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  •  It'd Also be a Huge Jobs Program. (6+ / 0-)

    Of some 80 million boomers now approaching retirement, there'd be several million people who'd buy-in and leave jobs either to retire or to self-employ, once they could afford health care.

    That's why Howard Dean proposed this during campaign 08 and during the transition period before the inauguration.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Mon Dec 03, 2012 at 03:26:14 PM PST

    •  Completely agree (1+ / 0-)
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      ( have many friends in that situation, being in that age bracket) and also a lot that would go out and start a new business, instead of working at a grind-job that they hate but it comes with health insurance.

      We just have no idea how much the whole employer-provided health insurance thing is warping our whole economy. It's keeping people in jobs they hate, and keeping employers from adding more workers.

      For me, it might mean actually having access to affordable decent coverage, before the ACA kicks in.

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