Health Care Keeps Many Americans At Low-Wage Jobs

08/09/2009 05:12 am 05:12:01 | Updated May 25, 2011

SOUTHLAKE, Texas (Reuters) -- Real estate agent Lisa DeWaal serves coffee at a Starbucks outlet for four hours every morning before she goes to the office to start her "day job."

The reason has little to do with the state of the housing market and everything to do with the one big perk that 20 hours a week at the coffee counter provides: affordable health insurance for her and her three children.

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