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Healthcare Economist · Can Health Care Reform Save the Economy?

In his Healthcare Economist blog, Jason Shafrin discusses the problems with the current healthcare insurance model in the United States.  By tying health insurance to employment, individuals may lack the mobility to take on new opportunities, including starting their own business.  I think that this is interesting.  We’re probably getting a double whammy.  This is a structural problem that has been with us for a long time.  But now, with real estate housing market deflation, people are a locked to a geography.  If they seek another employment opportunity out of their area they then have to sell their house, realizing the new post-market clearing price.  Link to a paper writtne by Jason Safrin and an Economist article.  Interesting reading.  (Yuck.)

via Healthcare Economist · Can Health Care Reform Save the Economy?.

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