Health insurance was never mentioned when I was simply getting out of high school. It was never a big issue but nowadays everyone flips out about it. Heck, many people would take a job and never worry about it but these days, but they seem to not hire. It's like it is holding back hiring. What happened in this area these days? Drug test, personality test, background check, credit check, health check, passwords, enough already. I guess nowadays you need it because if you get sick it is so expensive now. Especially after you hit 35, you better have it.
Well keep in mind that you can buy a policy for him as I did my son at age 24. Why does health insurance have to be tied to a job? Answer, it doesn't. For $70 a month at his age you can have great insurance, at least where I live.
Actually, I intended to use that provision to add my 24 year old in college to my policy. Blue Cross told me it was cheaper to get him his own insurance and that's what I did. Cost me $69 a month for his policy, $500 deductible, doctor visits for something like a $35 copay and prescriptions for a $10 copay on generics, etc. One other benefit is free well check-up yearly up to $500, no deductible. I am one that prefers to pay for my own insurance and hae the government out of my affairs.
That's the choice you have under the Affordable Health Care Act. Perhaps the premium would have been higher if you would have enrolled your son with a policy with the same coverage that you have.
Mother raised 5 boys by herself. The boys were approx 1 yearlus age difference. Also, one of sons had ceberal palsy. Part of those years she was disabled with no income. She recieved no help from church and refused. Government state aid.
I graduated from high school and join USMC in 1966. Served in combat unit in Vietnam. Was discharged at age 21 and obtain job and own residents. Raised 3 kids.
Son obtain masters at age 23. Was partner into advertisement business. Runs weave dept.
Oldest daughter just obtain masters and has many tech certification and contracts doing data base programming in medical field.
2nd daughter is a certified actuary at age 25 and a vp for well known life insurance company at age 30.
All three worked way through college.
I watched my one brother join a union and has no problem asking others to pick up the tap. Needless to say he doesn't draw much respect from the younger ones.