Tag: 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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