Jarvis: Trickle up

Posted by: John Tozzi on October 29, 2008

Jeff Jarvis today has this nugget about how health care policy affects the entrepreneurial climate, as an aside in a post criticizing the handling of the bailout:

Making health care portable and universal will also, I predict, release a flood resignations as people no longer feel trapped by their jobs because it is the only way to get coverage. This can lead, in turn, to new efficiencies in companies and a wave of entrepreneurism (and with it, innovation, wealth creation, and new tax revenue). Let’s try trickling up.

A reader suggested exactly that this summer. It’s part of why the disparity in health insurance coverage between small firms and big ones is such a big deal. The whole post is worth reading.

Reader Comments

Health Insurance Group

November 17, 2008 9:12 AM

Trickle up is the right kind of thinking when it comes to making real change in our ailing healthcare system. Why do certain systems work and others fail? Because either inherently there are some that are based on a bottleneck and others succeed because this effect is factored in. With the advent of modern communication I think we can handle the onslaught of new arrangements. Health insurance group

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