A Collection of Problems with the US Health Care System

Instructor. Pennsylvania. Statement 10187.

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State:: PA

Occupation:: Adjunct Instructor – English

My problem is that I can’t afford healthcare. I have two small children, and I work part-time. My job does not offer me healthcare because I’m not full-time. My husband’s job does not offer affordable insurance. To have us both covered, it would cost about $170.00 per week, and he only makes around $500.00 per week. We simply can’t afford that with bills, student loan repayments, rent, and food.

Working more is not an option for me know because I have two small children to take care of. I do not qualify for any type of federal or state help with my insurance because I make too much. Perhaps I could quit my job and qualify, but I don’t want to do that. I hope to have a full-time job in a few years.

What do I do? Do I pray I don’t get sick until I do get healthcare? Why do people who don’t work and pay taxes(i.e. spouses of those who have great insurance or the unemployed) get healthcare when they don’t pay taxes?

The system is inequitable.

If we listen to Ryan and Romney, more and more cuts would take place to the social safety net. Will Obama’s plan really offer me a choice? Healthcare is not a privilege; it is a human right!