I can't tell you how many people I've encountered in the past year who are in toiling away at a workplace they hate or a career that bores them because it has "benefits" (of which they're only concerned about health insurance). When we get universal healthcare, our workforce will become much more dynamic. More people will get additional education and restart their careers. Others will work less (and get paid less) to spend time with family and clear payrolls for additional jobs and hours for those who want to work more. Even musicians and artists will produce more as the economic pressure of getting a "real job" is lessened. I can't site any specific research, but I have a very solid notion that our workforce has been increasingly depressed, held back and locked down for the past three decades to an extent that has greatly hurt our economic strength. Despite this creeping burden, our efficiency and productivity grew tremendously in the same time. I cannot wait until this weight is thrown off the American worker and we aim the power of the free market into the field of labor. I've been so pessimistic for so long that it's hard not to look for the cloud in silver linings anymore, but I really feel that there's some kind of uncanny rebound momentum behind us at this point. The Obama administration must deliver on campaign promises, and I've never been so optimistic about the strength of our nation and our people.