Up to 78% Increase – Attack on the Youth

Up to 78% Increase – Attack on the Youth

Without question, the current economic slump has exerted a stranglehold on the ranks of all Americans, regardless of age, race, or class. As is too often the case, minorities and the youth seem to shoulder a disproportionate share of the economic pain. The numbers clearly point to a heightened burden carried by America’s young adults as they search for even a modest source of livelihood. Age, maturity, and inexperience all factor into one’s ability to find a job and a good paying one at that.

Finding a job has become only part of the battle for the young, though very vital this task may be. Finding one that provides or helps to fund adequate health insurance is key to the overall fiscal well-being of individuals and families, regardless of their demographic affiliation. A recent Washington Times article aptly clarifies the conundrum facing young adults, – “Average insurance premiums in the sought-after 23-year-old demographic rose most dramatically, with men in that age group seeing an average 78.2 percent price increase before factoring in government subsidies, and women having their premiums rise 44.9 percent, according to a report by HealthPocket scheduled for release Wednesday.”

As next week’s elections approach, the youth particularly need to seek out the leadership of those who can alleviate the economic attack on their ranks.

 

Click here to read the full Washington Times article. 

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