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"Liberating"

Before my children were grown I developed cancer and all thought of giving up employer health insurance was out the door. I have always taken it for granted that I would not be able to retire until I was eligible for Medicare, but now with ACA I am seriously considering early retirement. ACA has been liberating for me. If I continue to work now it will be because I enjoy the work, not just to get health insurance.

I know other women that are working just for insurance so I know that my situation is not unusual. I just wanted to share one example of a person that is considering dropping out of the workforce now that I have an affordable option for health care.