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Five things you need to know about the Affordable Care Act

Larry Jacobs sheds light on details of health care reform.

Lest we think that only Wall Street will win, so will the Main Street economy. Without comprehensive health reform, perhaps a quarter of U.S. workers have been locked into their jobs--afraid to pursue new openings out of concern to hold on to health benefits, or choosing a less than optimal job because it has health benefits and an otherwise more attractive job does not. "Job lock" is certainly bad for Americans trying to get ahead. And it is bad for the whole economy, too, because a mobile workforce is more dynamic, efficient, and entrepreneurial.

Oxford University Press's Blog
June 30, 2012

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