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Two-thirds of uninsured young adults find health coverage unaffordable; nearly half do not see the value of health insurance.

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“Walking school buses” being used to combat obesity.

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  1. MrFreedom says:

    Personally, I’m not surprised that so many young people think that insurance is too expensive and have little knowledge about cost supports. That’s because it’s not a product that they are really interested in…because they don’t NEED it. Young, healthy people are spending their time and money on products they actually want.

    Now, thanks to ObamaCare, we have to buy this product or pay a fine (or tax, according to John Roberts). By the way, this is still an unconstitutional law, and the only way it could be sold to the public was by calling it a fine and then having the aforementioned Mr. Roberts change the wording of the law to allow this monstrosity to be imposed on America.

  2. Devon Herrick says:

    Two-thirds of uninsured young adults find health coverage unaffordable; nearly half do not see the value of health insurance.

    The first statement is directly related to the second statement. Part of the reason young adults do not believe they can afford health insurance is because they do not place value on it. They don’t place value on it because they don’t have health issues.

    Young people can afford many luxuries when they want to. This is true whether or not it’s a nice car, a nice house or nice clothing. Everyone has one an indulgence or one luxury they choose to afford. The problem is: people who used to get coverage cheaply or didn’t bother with coverage are now being required to buy something costly they didn’t bargain for.

    • Andrew says:

      Where they would have been more receptive to being covered when it was cheaper or part of a benefits package, now that the cost is taking up disposable income that is used on higher valued goods, it becomes a problem.

  3. Studebaker says:

    Cat people are smarter than dog people.

    No, dog people value a dog’s loyalty more than they dislike their dog’s dependency. Cat people value their cat’s independent nature, while understanding their cat shows affection in ways more subtle than a dog.

  4. Jay says:

    “‘Walking school buses’ being used to combat obesity”

    Is this just the bus driver and all the kids Flintstone-ing the bus?

    • Bill B. says:

      As a part of Michelle Obama’s let’s move campaign, they removed the engine and floors of the buses in favor or having everyone walk the bus to and from school.

  5. Matthew says:

    “Practice does not make perfect; meditation does.”

    There definitely is something to be said about the mental aspects of an activity. Those who excel are likely very confident in their abilities and are winners mentally.

    • James M. says:

      A great example of this is the game of golf. A person can have the perfect swing, but if they don’t trust themselves with it, its useless.

  6. Walter Q. says:

    “66% of Uninsured Young Adults Find Health Insurance Unaffordable, Survey Finds”

    Probably because they are in the prime of their health. The only insurance they need is for emergencies. They also have other costs that take priority, such as student loans. Mandating them to buy expensive insurance is one more obstacle keeping them from moving out from their parents or buying a home.