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Affordable Care Act hopes to undo ‘Job Lock’

Jun 29, 2012

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Hate your job but feel like you’re stuck because you want to keep your health insurance? The Affordable Care Act might come to your rescue.

If you or a dependent on your health plan has a pre-existing medical condition, and you’re worried you’ll lose your coverage if you leave, the health care overhaul hopes to liberate people from their employer-based health insurance shackles in order to change jobs. According to HealthCare.gov, chronically ill workers are 40 percent less likely to leave their job if they get insurance through their employer, compared to those that get insurance independently. The new health care act could also assist people who hope to start their own business, retire early or work less hours, but weren’t willing to previously to protect their health benefits.

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