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The Supreme Court of the United States just upheld President Obama’s health care reform act.

This is great news for innovation. Think about it. If everyone has individual health care, it relieves the pressure to stay in a job you don’t like. Healthcare (and retirement benefits) is one of the dominant reasons people work for large companies. I’ve talked to countless smart people who have great ideas, and enough ambition to make them happen, but they have families and can’t overcome the risk of not having group healthcare coverage.

If everyone has coverage regardless of who employs them, it helps free people to do the work they truly enjoy and potentially create much more individual wealth then could ever be created by everyone working for a handfull of large corporations.

It’s just a thought.