Not that long ago, if you had a decent job, you could be pretty sure that it offered healthcare coverage, and that it would not be completely unaffordable.
This is no longer the case, as Paul Krugman pointed out last week. A new study shows a remarkable decline in employment-based healthcare coverage, depicted in the chart below.
What this says is that the system that has provided workable insurance coverage to many (but not enough) Americans is coming apart at the seams. And this in turn means that if health reform goes down, we’re going to be looking at a wave of misery spreading across the land.
SCOTUS begins their debate on the Affordable Care Act tomorrow.