Why do people think it's a good idea for adults age 22-26 to be on the parents' insurance?
Soquel, California, USA
Because it doesn't really cost anybody anything. It's a gov't gimmick.
Although I do support most of what you say, I don't see why it is a bad idea to stay on my parents health insurance.
I'm 21, in college, and thank God I am still on it. If I dont get a good job once i graduate, my heath insurance will be shit.
New Market, AL
More importantly, why must the Federal Gov't *force* this to be the case? If its part of your private contract, fine.
becasue due to the now 8 years it takes to get a college degree 26 is when you get a job with your own insurance
Are you talking about the Politico article? Politico says this is "popular." With whom? Is there actually polling on the issue?
"Hey, kid do you want something free/your parents to pay for yet another thing?" "YES!" OK, it's popular.
The only people who think this are aged 22-26.
cos, if U get a voter for 2 elections, you've pretty much got em for life. 18+4+4=26!
Because new college grads have a 50/50 chance of finding a job right now?
b/c they may still be in college or haven't found a job with ins. yet. i just graduated last week and would have no ins w/o obamacare
Its popular with 22-26 year olds still on their parents insurance
I know how much health insurance costs, and some of it is this requirement that 26 year olds be covered by their parents.
cuz it's taking longer for kids to grow up now ;-)
Chicago, IL USA
My sister was in school and working and her old company said that she had to have x number of hours a week in order to keep insurance
Chicago, IL USA
Then her company cuts all part-timers hours to less than half of what she needs, and loses her insurance. Thank God
Not saying I agree but many health issues begin to crop up in 20s (autoimmune), esp w/girls. It's helpful to have this extra support.
whether he's 5 or 25 how does my son being on MY private ins plan affect you or anyone else since I am the one paying the premiums?
because if they get sick, they don't have to die. ;)