A Call for Change
In the article, “Political issues that are most important to college students,” Jake Betz commented, “Certainly, quality-of-life issues greatly concern segments of the college population.” Most college students pay no attention to statements like this, nor do they regard advertisements for upcoming elections. However, when the fate of your future is left in the hands of people who may or may not know what’s best for you, keeping up with political issues and voting for what benefits your quality of life is probably the best course of action. The three main issues college students should be concerned about is health care, gay rights, and tax reform. For those who might not know or remember, tax reform is a manner of changing the way taxes are collected. Now picture this, you graduate from college only to find yourself buried deep in debts you haven’t the slightest idea of how to pay off. While trying to pay off these debts, you get yourself injured along the way. You try to manage your health care while also trying to pay off vast amount of debts. Now try to balance all this while looking for a job. This is a lot for anyone to handle, let alone a college student. However, this is what happens when you let the Republicans win the election. Personally, I believe the party most suitable for tackling issues such as health care, gay rights, and tax reform is the Democratic Party. One of the main issues that concern college students is health care. When you’re a college student just stepping into a life of independence, health care is definitely going to be one of your main concerns. You start asking questions like, “What if I get hurt? What if I get hit by a car on the way to finding a job? What if I suddenly find myself needing medical attention?” For whatever the reason may be, health care is an important issue for students stepping out of college. In this upcoming election, the candidates see health care as one of the main domestic issue. The republicans seem challenged to emphasize their views without offending their voters. The republicans do not approve of Obamacare. Obamacare is affordable health care for people who are not able to obtain proper health care through their employers. Now for a college student just stepping out of college, this health care could prove beneficial while transitioning into a lifestyle they may not be accustomed to. The republicans plan to take this away, leaving many families and people to have inadequate healthcare provided by their employers. Obamacare is already helping millions of people and families; however, the republicans still plan to take this away. Is this really what students want to deal with immediately after they graduate from college? According to the article “Health Care,” “In March 2010, President Obama fulfilled a promise that Democrats have pursued for nearly a century: making health care available to all Americans.” Obama made a promise to ensure that health care is available for more people and has kept that promise. Obamacare has helped many families afford health care without the hassle of dealing with health insurance companies. It has been an alternative that has helped many people get the health care they need without having to live life without health coverage. I believe public health care should be provided by the government. Public health care makes health insurance more affordable for families. In addition, better health care expands coverage to workers and working families. More people acquire health coverage and spend less time worrying about the dangers of future injuries. This is the type of things college students shouldn’t have to worry about. As a college student, health care is one of the issues on the top of my list. Why? I should not have to worry about whether or not I’m covered when I graduate. My main focus should be put on looking for jobs to advance my career. No college student should have to ask themselves, “Will my health...
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