Two changes brought about by the health care reform bill will directly benefit my family. The option of keeping a child on the family health insurance plan until age 26 provides a security I did not have, because until now my family plan only covered an adult child who was a full-time student.
Student loan reform is long overdue and a great relief. It’s about time we brought some justice to college students, who are being overcharged for loans and lose their health insurance as soon as they graduate. What kind of country undermines young people ambitious and hard-working enough to sacrifice time and money to get an education?
The kids deserve a break, and now things are a little better. College graduates can start a business or work part-time without having to go uninsured. They can take a year out of school to work. This opens up an opportunity to earn tuition money and gain life experience without risking financial ruin or worse. And they won’t pay double interest to banks that serve no function in government guaranteed loans.
I hope Congress didn’t throw the Pell Grants overboard. What a place for the Republicans to draw the line!
I was born right in the middle of the baby boom. Boomers and youth are a big demographic. If reform works to benefit us it will be hard for the Party of No to scare us away from our own best interest.
Here’s a funny post from Crooks and Liars summarizing the last ten years in health.