I recently read a really interesting article in the NY Times Magazine about how the Affordable Healthcare Act (Obamacare) could lead to an explosion in entrepreneurs. If you know anyone that has remained at a job they hate just to keep health insurance, you'll understand.
Once freed from the pressure of maintaining employer-provided health insurance, many workers may choose to finally start a business or find new employment better suited to their skills and desires. The healthcare exchange makes it possible to obtain coverage on one's own, a feat that was previously very difficult, especially for anyone with a pre-existing medical condition. More entrepreneurs lead to more start up businesses and more money in the economy.
Sarah E. Holmes is a Philadelphia business attorney and strategist that helps start ups and established businesses looking to expand, protect their assets and increase their profits in an approachable, down-to-earth way.