Young People

By Pooja Awatramani
In The Uninsured
Apr 13th, 2010
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Last year I wrote about why the misconceptions about my generation, dubbed “young invincibles” by many, have perpetuated a belief that young people do not care about health insurance.  Thankfully, the health care reform legislators realized that we too, with our superpowers and all, prefer to be healthy and insured. The most immediate benefit that […...
By Pooja Awatramani
In Health Reform
Mar 14th, 2010
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Student loan legislation is being twinned with the health care reform legislation proposed by the House for reconciliation.  The language contained in the House “fix it” bill would stop federal subsidies to private lenders like Sallie Mae and would instead originate all federal student loans in the Department of Education.  Such reform is estimated to [&hel...
By Pooja Awatramani
In Medicaid
Sep 27th, 2009
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Recently released data has indicated that young people don’t care about health care reform.  Or at least not in large numbers. The poll, released by Gallup, says that only 34% between the ages of 18 and 34 want their Congress members to vote for reform legislation. But this conclusion, drawn by so many, may be […]...