What If

 Julie and I were talking last night about politics, and I brought up the economic benefits to universal health insurance.  In addition to the obvious benefit of having coverage, the other one was more about career/job mobility.  Sociologist C. Wright Mills wrote about our personal lives becoming a series of traps in The Sociological Imagination, and while that wasn’t the general thrust of the book, the sense of being “trapped” was something that people probably feel when they think about their jobs and health insurance. 

I think about all the times I’ve wanted to “move on” from work, but didn’t because of insurance — and I’m sure many of you have been in that boat, too.   But what if health insurance wasn’t an issue? Do you think American workers would be changing jobs with greater frequency? 

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