Study: More U.S. Residents To Be Self-Employed Under ACA
The number of U.S. residents who will be self-employed is expected to increase by more than 11% in 2014 largely because of provisions in the Affordable Care Act that are designed to boost their access to health insurance coverage, according to a new study by the Urban Institute. The study noted that many workers now are forced "to stay in their job, even if their skills and talents are not optimally deployed" because they are "afraid that they may be denied health insurance coverage because of pre-existing conditions, unable to [afford] the premiums or lose access to a trusted provider."
- "Obamacare Will Increase Self-Employment, Study Predicts" (Viebeck, "Healthwatch," The Hill, 5/31).