job lock: Confining and limiting, this recently lifted prison sentence trapped so many in jobs they would have otherwise left—if not for the risk of living without healthcare. Once a get-out-of-jail-free card for providers, pre-existing conditions and illnesses are not the obstacles to coverage that they once were. Instead, the ACA requires insurers to cover you and yours, regardless of health status. And honestly, who doesn’t want to be sure of coverage? Irrespective of our side of the proverbial ‘fence,’ we can all agree: The freedom to switch employment and be guaranteed healthcare coverage is a distinct advantage.
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