Why everyone wont have health insurance
The goal of the new healthcare bill is to ensure that everyone young or old, rich or poor has health insurance, however over 30% of uninsured adults are between the ages of 19 and 29. Many people in this demographic myself included could afford to get health insurance. They choose not to because the likelihood of needing it simply doesn’t out way the cost. In my case with the exception of work physicals I haven’t been to the doctor in over 7 years. If I do get sick I can go to the doctor for a simple illness for an insignificant amount of money compared to the cost of insurance. The only reason I would purchase insurance at this point in my life is to prepare for the unlikely chance that I could develop cancer, diabetes, or some other illness requiring long term care. For me and likely many people sharing my situation what the health care bill has done is to eliminate the only real reason I had to buy health insurance in the first place. Under the new plan I will have two options get Health insurance or pay a 750 dollar fine. The fine can be paid, and a person can go without insurance without any fear of not being covered in the future, because you can’t be denied for preexisting conditions. Doesn’t this defeat the purpose of insurance? Don’t we get insurance to prepare for the unknown? What the healthcare bill has created is a large portion of a demographic that will still not have insurance but will pay 750 dollars a year in fines.