I am one of the 180,000 Tennesseean's who cant afford insurance and I hope that it will pass. I am a full time college student and neither of my parents contribute to my education or plan on spending the extra money to add me on to their health insurance. Finding private insurance is expensive in the state and it is hard to find a plan that is affordable on a full time college student budget.
I agree with Debbie Pare’ in the story that there are people who legitimately can’t help their lack of health coverage and who need at minimum basic insurance. Some people would rather be sick and suffer than have to go in debt to get a check up and prescriptions. I do not believe that people should live with an undetected problem just because it is expensive. Elderly should not have to avoid check ups and life saving procedures because of the cost.
However, I also agree that it is an expensive undertaking that the state budget can’t really afford, there could be a compromise. If there was a state insurance plan that was affordable with a low monthly payment, I would actually consider signing up for the plan. I think some people would agree that a small fee is worth being healthy.