Though the future of the Affordable Care Act is unclear, there is one thing about the health reform law that is clear: Having access to affordable healthcare coverage that cannot be denied because of pre-existing conditions enables a more mobile and flexible workforce.

A number of aspects of the ACA have opened up more possibilities for how Americans choose to work. More options for employees can mean that employers have less control over their workforce — but they can benefit, too. For this reason, a repeal of the ACA could threaten workforce mobility.

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