They had their whole life to prepare for theor retirment. I hope they do not plan to leach off of me. People should be responsible for themselves.
I am a sophomore at Middle Tennessee State University. I am twenty, and obviously not at the age where health care and my retirement should be a significant concern; however I am often found wondering how I will pay for my next prescription, as I suffer from an illness which requires multiple medications and refills are needed monthly. I agree with the majority of senior citizens who think that health care is a top concern. Just yesterday when waiting for a prescription to be filled at CVS, I overheard an elderly lady at the counter say she simply could not afford the medicine she was trying to pick up, because her insurance did not cover any of the cost. She left without her prescription. It fathomed me that our health care system could deny elderly the medicines they need. How are the elderly expected to stay healthy when they cannot afford their prescriptions? My insurance even tends to deny many of the prescriptions I require to stay healthy, which then leads to me having to pay more for my prescriptions. As a waitress in school, money tends to be tight and it feels literally impossible to save when expected to be able to afford rent, school, as well as all the medicines that keep me healthy. I feel as though I should be worrying about the day I will be able to retire. If our health care is treating the elderly so bad today, how will it be tomorrow and the years to come for me and others my age when we are retiring?
We are 37 in quality of healthcare, we are however #1 in cost. We need a single payer system.
If you do not run your life in such a way as to provide for your needs, do not expect me to do it for you. It is YOUR responsibility!