By Dennis Crouch
Over the years, I have spoken with a substantial number of potential entrepreneurs who do not make the leap and instead remain employees. The most common justification for the inertial phenomenon is that the job provides benefits – namely health care coverage. Part of the hope for the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) is that it can provide a straightforward and cost-effective way for these entrepreneurs to have some family security on the health care front that is not dependent upon a regular employer. The White House is announcing its #GeeksGetCovered publicity campaign on this front. See the video:
White House Chief Technology Officer Todd Park writes:
Geeks are a critical driver of America’s innovation ecosystem, from the entrepreneurs launching startups in Silicon Valley to the scientists experimenting in university research labs to the whiz kids building gadgets in their parents’ garages.
The Obama Administration cares deeply about innovation, and about helping to make sure that geeks across the country, those coming up with new discoveries and exciting inventions—and creating jobs along the way—have the freedom and security to keep innovating.
It will be interesting to watch this issue moving forward.