Obamacare Enrollees Emboldened To Leave Jobs, Start Businesses

Mike Smith, of Long Beach, Calif., now pays $200 for his family's health insurance policy, compared with the $3,000 a month he would have had to pay on the individual market last year.i i

hide captionMike Smith, of Long Beach, Calif., now pays $200 for his family’s health insurance policy, compared with the $3,000 a month he would have had to pay on the individual market last year.


Stephanie O’Neill for NPR

Mike Smith, of Long Beach, Calif., now pays $200 for his family's health insurance policy, compared with the $3,000 a month he would have had to pay on the individual market last year.

Mike Smith, of Long Beach, Calif., now pays $200 for his family’s health insurance policy, compared with the $3,000 a month he would have had to pay on the individual market last year.

Stephanie O’Neill for NPR

Until recently, Mike Smith, 64, of Long Beach, Calif., worked 11 hours a day, Monday through Friday and then half a day on Saturday. He was a district manager for a national auto parts chain.

He dreamed of retiring

Article source: http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/04/29/301839951/obamacare-enrollees-emboldened-to-leave-jobs-start-businesses?ft=1&f=131849999

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