The last votes have been counted, and not one candidate has mentioned the issues of healthcare and retirement as they relate to freelancers. 92% of the people who took our Freelancers Count survey are registered voters. Why do you think candidates and elected officials aren't speaking to freelancers as a group? Freelancers pay more taxes and get less back in government services and protections than traditional employees. Yet, despite those penalties, our survey says that 83% of you would rather freelance than work for someone else. So, you're saying it's worth it--but have you thought about whether it has to be that way?