I agree that the government should provide that protection. That's something I'm hoping will change in the US in my lifetime. In the meanwhile, I'm exploring relocating to Canada.
I've run into several people who work for companies in the EU and live the US, but I never bothered to ask them about this. I'll have to do that next time.
Often, the expense of covering health insurance in the US is similar to the cost of hiring an additional employee in the EU. That makes no economic sense for them!
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