This is in reference to the letter written by Carol Fugere on April 11, “We Need Universal Health Care." In the letter, Carol reflected about people "having to remain in a job they hate because it provides their family's health care."
If health care were separate from employment, as with single-payer health care, people could work any job they wanted.
This being said, there are benefits for employers also. In the present system, employers will frequently hire employees part-time instead of full time so they won’t have the added expense of paying for health care. In a single-payer system, the health care would be the same whether the employee were part-time or full time. The added benefit of single-payer is that employers would have more committed full-time employees who are healthier because of access to health care! The flip side of this is that people would be more able to get a full-time job instead of working 2-3 part-time jobs.