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Jarvis: Trickle up


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.


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