Thoughts from a different generation
By From staff reports
Published in News on June 29, 2012 1:46 PM
TYLER DAVIS, 21
On the negative attention the Act has received in the media
"I've found that those who are angry about it to be most people who didn't really understand it very well. I was reading about the cost-benefit analysis and it showed it will save some trillions of dollars over the next two decades."
BRANDON WHITFIELD, 26
On the provision for non full-time students younger than 26 to remain on their parents' health insurance plans
"If they can be lucky enough to get on their parents' insurance while they're looking a job -- that's great."
OLIVIA NEAL, 22
On the difficulties of managing health insurance as a college student before the Act was passed
"When I was in college, if I were to have taken a semester off, I wouldn't have been able to without being taken off my parents' insurance indefinitely."
CASEY SUTTON, 24
On the Act's ability to change health care for those who need it and concerns about others taking advantage of the Act
"I hate that it's gotten such negative attention from people that don't benefit from it. I think it's a positive thing when it's used effectively."