Tag: entrepreneurship

The Affordable Care Act and Entrepreneurship

Recent media articles touted the news that Senator Ted Cruz was planning to sign up for health insurance through one of the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance exchanges. Our colleague Sean Miskell notes that this is an example of the law working as intended, freeing people to pursue their professional hopes and dreams, without fear of losing job-based health coverage.

The Affordable Care Act and the End of Job Lock: Some Early Positive Signs

A little over a year ago, researchers at CHIR and the Urban Institute predicted a 1.5 million increase in the number of self-employed entrepreneurs, as a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). It’s too early to know whether this prediction will bear out, but Sabrina Corlette highlights some early anecdotal signs that the law is in fact ending the phenomenon of “job lock.”

New CBO Numbers: Cause for Controversy or Celebration?

The Congressional Budget Office’s release of new numbers on the ACA’s impact on employment sparked attack and counter attack among opponents and supporters of the law. But CHIR blogger Sabrina Corlette noticed that the CBO’s projections suggest something we at CHIR have suspected and written about for a while: the beginning of the end of job lock.

ACA Reforms Free Up Entrepreneurs to Focus on Their Business

Entrepreneurs with dreams of venturing out to start their own business must now navigate a “wild west” of inadequate and unaffordable insurance options. But the Affordable Care Act’s reforms will change that for entrepreneurs like Joe and Virginia Murphy. JoAnn Volk tells their story.

The ACA: Improving Incentives for Entrepreneurship and Self-Employment

Before the ACA, many people were hesitant to launch their own business because they feared losing their employer-sponsored coverage, a phenomenon called “job lock.” Sabrina Corlette discusses a new Georgetown-Urban Institute report projects that the ACA’s insurance reforms will lead as many as 1.5 million more Americans to become self-employed.

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