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The Senate health care plan is a disaster for gig economy workers

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RIP health care.Image: GOMBERT/EPA/REX/Shutterstock The gig economy owes a lot to Obamacare. In the wake of the financial crisis, as smartphones were just becoming the norm, millions of Americans were out of work. Then, Uber hit the market one year before Obamacare was passed, and suddenly, the gig economy seemed feasible. Startups could launch without providing costly healthcare, and their workersexcuse me, independent contractorsdidnt have to worry about going broke if they got sick, thanks to help from the government. The gig economy exploded after 2010 and hasnt stopped growing. Now, senate Republicans want to, in the parlance of Silicon […]