Friday, September 27, 2013

Texas: Highest Uninsured Rate in the Nation


2. Category of issue: Uninsured Rates

3. Level: National

4. This article shares about the issue of Texas having the highest uninsured rate. It has reached to highest in the nation.

5. How does this affect individuals/families?
- Uninsured families in Texas are suffering because of this. They will not be able to see doctors or get medication that may need to keep in a healthy state.

6. My Views:
- The fact that Texas has the highest uninsured rate in the nation is a huge problem. But even more disappointing is the fact that we have the highest number of children not covered by health insurance. Just as John Davidson was saying in the article, I think that our nation has focused far too much on the word insurance rather than the actual problem at hand, health. Just having insurance does not automatically mean they have good health care. People need to know what the benefits of having health insurance are. It has become clear to me that some families might think it is not realistic to spend their money on health insurance. And that they could use their money for other things. But in reality it would be smart of them to have insurance because in case that they need medical attention, they would not have to worry about the extra expenses that come along with illness. In the long run it would be helpful to those families. I think that it would be a good idea for the state to consider some type of help for underprivileged families. Even if this is not under the Affordable care act, they need to find a way to make it more affordable for low-income families to have health insurance of some kind.

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