March 20, 2009

Austin on CNN

Stupor Bowl champ Austin Horse appears on CNN discussing health insurance

While I enjoyed the piece and was glad to see Austin, I really find the use of the term "young invincibles" to be offensive and dismissive of the health care provider's and government's role in young people's lack of access to medical insurance. It implies that 20 somethings don't have health insurance because they don't feel that they need it. However the reporter plainly states that she has found that most don't have insurance because they can't afford it. Not being able to afford, and feeling like you don't need are two very different situations, and have two very different causes.

saw on prolly who saw on tracko

1 comment:

swiggs said...

I'm with Horse, I'll just smoke a joint...while I'm still on my mom's insurance (for 1 more month)