On The Record: Students’ position on US Health Care
Students’ position on US Health Care
By Jimmy Young
David Houchins "When it comes to certain things like social security or health care, its about taking care. People's health is not something to profit from ... medicare runs with 3 percent overhead while private insurance runs with 20 percent overhead. Tell me which one is going to be more efficient? The medicare system is clearly proven to run with less overhead. Everyone go on the Internet, Google Bill Moyers and ex-CINGA executive Wendell Potter."
Kate Paningbatan "My mom was telling me not to get sick."
Oscar Altamirano "It should be reformed towards helping others, helping each other, helping everybody out."
Tatiana Aviles "Health is very important ... there should definitely be more opportunities — more for students maybe. I think they take a lot of money from us already on taxes and all this different stuff. And its kind of like: where's the money going? Can you guys, you know, provide anything?"
Mary Kwok "I think people should be able to choose the health care they want, even though their income isn't very good. They shouldn't have the government decide what they should have. Its kind of like if I wanted to have certain immunization shots ... it's asking for permission: Do I make enough money to get the shot?"
Cynthia Montengro "Independent of insurance, I think we should get help when it comes to emergencies. Even though you have insurance, they charge you a lot, and I don't think that's fair."
Jean B. Corpuz "It should be more affordable ... my friends pay a lot, and they are still in school. And they don't have all the money to pay."