Please go over to Daily Kos and read the diary posting entitled "How I lost my health insurance at the hairstylist's". It is very, very illuminating. And terrifying.
I had no idea employers were made to pay an astronomical "surcharge" to insurance companies when an employer gets a serious illness. I doubt very seriously if most people know about it either.
This posting really, really needs to go viral. Please. Do your bit to make that happen.