When I was 19 I was going to school part-time. I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. My dad told me that since I was 19 I either needed to go to school full-time or I needed to get a job that had health coverage. So I went to work full-time and never looked back.
So now one of the aspects of healthcare ‘reform’ that was passed was the fact that now dependent children can be covered on health insurance up to the age of 26 without having to be a full-time student. That even includes if they have moved out or have gotten married. That’s not reform. That’s not only basically endorsing a welfare state but that’s also opening the gates to a multitude of fraud opportunities. I’ve already encountered, more than likely unintentionally, where people have tried to add ineligible dependents back on to their health coverage.
Real reform would be increasing competition of health insurance carriers in each state instead of having one or two companies who handle the majority of medical policies for the entire state. I wouldn’t be surprised if the healthcare carriers were acting in collusion trying to keep competition out of their respective states.
Increased competition would bring down the cost of healthcare coverage, not government interference.