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Surprise: Health Insurance Reform Includes Job Training


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Two of the most important issues in the Obama administration are healthcare reform and the economy. As it turns out, the affordable health insurance reform law has measures to deal with the latter as well.

Part of the reason health insurance plans are so expensive is the shortage of providers. Meanwhile, millions of Americans–many of whom are Baby Boomers–are still out of work. That may be why the legislation includes funding for mid-career job training in the health industry. They will be able to provide many basic services at a lower cost.

In addition, it will reduce the possibility of the worst-case scenario of long waiting lists.

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