Something that is emerging in this industry is how health care benefits can be offered to a wider range of people. Noah Lang, CEO of Stride Health, discusses how California's Proposition 22 can offer health benefits to gig workers and part-time employees.

Prop 22 was a ballot initiative in California that passed in 2020. Can you remind us what it was about, broadly speaking?

At its core, Prop 22 was a proposal to provide vital protections to rideshare and delivery drivers without taking away the flexibility they enjoy as independent workers. The proposal emerged as a response to Assembly Bill 5, a 2019 California law that would have classified drivers as employees in order to provide guaranteed wages, health benefits, and other protections. The downside of AB5 was that by reclassifying the drivers, they would lose other key benefits, like flexibility in scheduling.

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