Why Young People Must Take Responsibility For Having Health Insurance!

It is good to hear that about 28 percent of those people signing up for ObamaCare are between the ages of 18-34 years of age. ObamaCare cannot work without a large percentage of participants being young people, but beyond that fact, young people need to understand that having health insurance is as much, if not more important, as having auto insurance, and is more important than having a fancy car to impress other people, or have all the “bells and whistles” on their cell phone, or feeling a need to spend large amounts of money on smoking, drinking, and gambling!

Maturity is required, and this author wishes to give two examples of young people, both in their mid 20s, who like most young people, probably figured that nothing could go wrong health wise, that they were protected from potential harm because they were young and that bad things only happen to other people, and mostly older.

Both have been students of mine, and one lost three years of moving ahead because of a terrible auto accident, which thank goodness, he has recovered from, and moved ahead in his life.

The other student lost a few years when he was overwhelmed by an illness that was never quite diagnosed, seemed to be the beginnings of multiple sclerosis, but has now gone into remission or disappeared completely without explanation.

These two examples demonstrate why every young person MUST afford health care coverage, even if one must deny himself or herself other personal pleasures of life, as one can never know what the future holds, no matter what one’s age!

So when the right wing tells young people to avoid signing up for ObamaCare, they are really saying that they do not give a damn about your health and well being, and that, in itself, is enough reason why no sane person should ever back conservatives or Republicans who have an agenda that does not include protection of the health of millions of Americans!

6 comments on “Why Young People Must Take Responsibility For Having Health Insurance!

  1. Mark February 13, 2014 10:32 am

    Since insurance companies can’t reject you from having pre-existing conditions, just enroll once you get sick. That’s the argument I’ve been hearing from people who aren’t even right wingers, not even interested in politics.

  2. Ronald February 13, 2014 11:11 am

    But the point you do not get, Mark, is that any illness or injury BEFORE signing up, is NOT covered! If you believe otherwise, you are dense! And such injury or illness can cause bankruptcy, which destroys one’s financial future!

  3. Mark February 13, 2014 11:15 am

    That’s not my position, I just mentioned what others are saying. People believe they can get sick, and then get insurance, and they won’t be rejected. Just look at the internet on diet forums and the like, not even political sites, and people are staying out of insurance with that argument.

  4. Princess Leia February 13, 2014 11:38 am

    Exactly right Professor. The point of getting insurance of any kind is before something happens. Before you get sick, before your car gets wrecked, before your house burns down.

  5. Ronald February 13, 2014 12:23 pm

    Well, Mark, these people on these forums are MORONS, and will discover so when they get sick or injured, as they will NOT be covered unless they have health insurance FIRST! It shows the problem of stupidity and ignorance, and the Republicans and conservatives exploit this in a despicable way! The reality is ALL of us NEED health insurance, as much as, if not more than, auto insurance! I am glad you are intelligent enough to know and understand this!

    Thanks, Princess Leia, for your smart comment, as NO insurance of any kind covers one who is not insured before the event! That is the whole point of insurance, to protect you WHEN something occurs, whether health, auto, or home, or life!

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