Thursday, April 1, 2010
And that can be a dangerous thing. But today I spent the day as a "tourist" in DC. The cherry blossoms are in full bloom, and they are so pretty I couldn't resist the temptation. While I was walking the really long distance back to my car, I was standing at a corner waiting for the light to turn. Two joggers (for those who are not aware, DC has tons of joggers) were discussing the healthcare bill and kids being allowed to stay on insurance plans until the age of 26. His son just graduated from college and is 23. He has a job, but not in his field. He asked his running buddy how long would his son want to stay on his insurance. His friend answered until he has no other choice. He didn't look happy. They then ran off.
I still had a way to go to get back to my car and the story of the 14 year old girl who was given an abortion (at no charge) in Washington State popped into my head. It then hit me, we now live in a society that it is ok for a teenage girl to end a pregnancy without speaking to her parents; she is mature enough to make that decision on her own, but a 23 year old that has a college degree doesn't have to be responsible enough to provide for his own insurance.
Is it just me, or is there something wrong with this picture?