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Why is healthcare tied to employment in the US? +
23 Jul

Why is healthcare tied to employment in the US?

Healthcare in the US is often tied to employment due to a historical model that originated during World War II, when employers used health benefits to attract workers during wage and price controls. This employer-based insurance model became further ingrained in the American system through substantial tax subsidies. As a result, most Americans today receive their health insurance through their employers. However, this link between employment and healthcare often leaves unemployed individuals and those with part-time jobs without coverage. This system also creates challenges for those who want to switch jobs or start their own businesses but fear losing health benefits.