Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Health Care Plan or Punishment?
Health Care Reform has been the talk of the town. I have taken a greater interest in it now that it has personally become a concern for my own family. Due to our country's economic disaster my husband's job is no longer able to provide an affordable health care plan. We have been forced to search for our own provider. I have yet to find one that is worth my time not to mention the insane monthly fee that provides minimal coverage. This personal struggle leads me to address an article on MSNBChttp://msnbc about young adults being the key to financing health reform. Obama is planning on using his younger supporters to help persuade those in doubt over his reform plan. According to the article, Health Care Legislation is planning on creating an inexpensive,individual health care plan for young adults. The article goes on to say that a large amount of young adults from late teens to 26 lack health care coverage. In order to help reduce the lack of health care for the young, a senator is proposing to help keep premiums feasible. This affordable health care comes with a cost. The young would not get a choice in purchasing health care...it would be mandatory. It gets worse. Not only would it be mandatory but there would be a fine to pay for those who do not have coverage. According to Shailagh Murray,Washington Post,http://Washington Post"Drafting young adults into any health-care reform package is crucial to paying for it." Is this not the most ludicrous proposal? My husband and I can barely afford to pay for our own health care. What makes Obama think that it would be any different for the young adults who are struggling to pay for dinner, yet alone health care. I'm not blaming Obama for trying to fix this mess we are in but this is not the way to do it. The young should not be punished for the mistakes of America. As citizens we should take a greater interest in the issues that personally affect us. Young adults across the states should take time to read more about this new proposal. It's possible that the next time you get your check stub there will be an added deduction to the many...mandatory health care.