Having health insurance be tied to employment is one of the most retarded things ever.

If someone loses his or her job, then has a medical problem, the challenge of getting back on his or her feet financially and health-wise becomes exponentially harder. The risk of that person becoming totally dependent on the government or homeless/jobless, etc. is greatly increased. Since keeping people employed and productive in their jobs benefits society as a whole, everybody stands to lose.

Not to mention the fact that people can work 40 hours or more a week and still not have access to health insurance through their employers. Again, how does that benefit society as a whole? It doesn't.