posted on Sep, 26 2010 @ 08:15 AM
I just recently have been trying to study up on the new health reform and have been overwhelmed with information from both the liberal and
conservative sides, the pros and cons and it's so much information to put together and I'm really curious as to what your opinions are on how this
health care reform will affect young adults such as me. I'm 21, uninsured, going to school and working part time -- in a minimum wage job. I've read
how they're trying to make insurance mandatory but they can't legally do that because of our constitutional rights but is there any way people think
they might try to penalize people who don't have health insurance? Are employers going to try to push it on us?
I've also read the cost of it is going to go up and even as it is right now, paying for the health care offered by my employer is about a fifth of
what I make for the lowest possible coverage and impossible when paying rent and buying food is obviously more important.
I would just appreciate any input about how you think this is going to affect young adults. Most of the articles I've come across have been dividing
people by economic class and I guess you can clump most young adults into the same class, I just feel that for the most part, less young adults are
going to be married or have as good as jobs or going to be paying for school expenses, etc... things that most older people aren't going to have to be
doing (sorry for the generalizations just trying to make my point).
I'd also appreciate any websites or articles you could direct me to for information from both sides.
Thank you so much!
edit on 9/26/2010 by moarboar8907 because: reworded a couple things after rereading it