Young Adults Without Health Insurance Argumentative Essay by ABCs

Young Adults Without Health Insurance
A discussion of the problem of healthcare for uninsured young people in both rural and urban America.
# 114284 | 833 words | 3 sources | APA | 2009 | US

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This paper discusses the problem of health insurance for young people who only have state medical assistance until they reach the age of 18, after which point they are no longer eligible for this assistance. The writer provides statistics on the ethnic composition and citizenship status of this group and notes that this problem is intensified by the growing trend for employers to defer more and more of health insurance costs to the employees, or to hire young people for fewer hours in order to avoid mandatory health coverage. All this could result in high numbers of uninsured young people, who in turn may become a weighty social burden to the areas where they live if they suffer harmful diseases or accidents. The paper concludes that Americans must demand a solution to the healthcare crisis in America, in order to protect our young people and future generations of Americans from the effects of healthcare neglect.

From the Paper:

"For young people living in rural areas, the line of thinking that they will become employed and receive group benefits presumes that these young people will leave their home towns in rural America for places where there is employment offering that coverage. It presumes, too, that they will not return to their home towns to live, because they cannot find jobs that pay health insurance benefits there. If these young people elect to remain in their home towns, it is often as uninsured young people. Compounding the problem is that they do not recognize being uninsured as a problem - until they are confronted with the need for medical care."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Anderson, S. G., & Eamon, M. K. (2005). Stability of Health Care Coverage among Low-Income Working Women. Health and Social Work, 30(1), 7+. Retrieved September 9, 2008, from Questia database:
  • Galambos, C. (2005). The Uninsured: A Forgotten Population. Health and Social Work, 30(1), 3+. Retrieved September 9, 2008, from Questia database:
  • Hirschberg, D. (2001). The Job-Generation Issue and Its Impact on Health Insurance Policy. Challenge, 44(4), 82. Retrieved September 9, 2008, from Questia database:

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