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Reform provisions could increase number of self-employed, study says
Modern Healthcare

Health insurance provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act could significantly boost the number of self-employed individuals next year, according to findings released last week from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Sabrina Corlette, a research professor at Georgetown University’s Center on Health Insurance Reforms and one of the study’s authors, said that existing research has shown how linking health insurance coverage to employment status often leads to “job lock,” where people stay in their positions mostly because of the insurance benefits.