My view is college should be based on ability not ability to pay. I personally think we're handicapping our future economy as prices rise and a lot of people either are outpriced by the new costs or have to go into lifelong debt to pay. I don't think we should just send every Tom,Dick, and Harry to school. I do think we're getting to a situation where potentially based on rising prices all over the country that the majority of Americans will not be able to afford an education. This of course is happening as our competitors send more and more people to college. Why is a rich, smart country like the US doing everything opposite of what countries like China, India, S. Korea, Europe are doing? It's like we're purposely trying to errode our competitiveness.I have no idea what your position is but we have many here and I see where those protesting on Wall Street have said that if they go to college everyone should have to cover it.
I is still argued...Book Excerpt: How The Individual Health Insurance Mandate Will Work - Kaiser Health NewsNobody is still argueing that Obamacare is going to lower costs. Any curtailment of costs will have to include tort reform which the Republicans tried to get included in Obamacare but were rebuffed.
There are problems of course, one being that the penalty may just be cheap enough to pay instead of purchasing insurance. The penalty should always be higher than the cost of the lowest insurance plan for a less than 30 year old. They should also have a 5 year waiver stating they waive the protections in the plan for "pre-existing conditions".
It's kind of needed...we are facing a situation where healthcare costs are rising at huge rates, causing premiums to go up, and people that are healthy are making the economical decision to not get healthcare since the rates are rising therefore causing rates to rise even more since the risk pool is smaller and is more high risk.