What If Healthcare Was Not A Barrier To Entrepreneurship?

By Mike Maddaloni on Friday, January 04, 2008 at 04:01 PM with 2 comments

At the New Years Eve party I attended someone mentioned they want to start their own business, a retail store. The catalyst for this was a prime retail location becoming available. Of course I jumped on that topic, throwing as much encouragement as I could to fuel the spirit of entrepreneurship.

To no surprise, one item that came up in the dialogue was healthcare. I say to no surprise for whenever anyone contemplates striking out on their own, healthcare is always raised as a question – the great unknown of having health insurance. I would go as far as to say it is a concern greater than stable income!

But what if healthcare and health insurance was not an issue? Hypothetically, what if one did not have to worry about this, or have it as a barrier for going out on their own?

Now I am not proposing any type of solution to this issue. There are many parties involved here, not just the insurance companies and politicians. And if you are a regular reader of The Hot Iron, you will know my bias towards capitalism!

As we head into the weekend, here’s a “what if” to ponder. Feel free to share any thoughts in the comments to this post.

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