News Wrap: Wake-Up Call (3/23/10)
Healthcare Response: Some Penn State students are thrilled by the upcoming changes to healthcare in the United States, including one provision that will allow students to remain on their parents' plans until the age of 26. But not everyone in the community was equally thrilled.
- Some students said this change would discourage recent graduates from aggressively pursuing a job after college, since they would not have to worry about healthcare, The Daily Collegian reported.
- U.S. Rep Glenn Thompson told the Centre Daily Times that the changes will in fact make healthcare premiums more expensive for the average American. Thompson, the CDT reported, spent almost 30 years in the health care industry.
- Most other local officials don't have a solidified opinion yet, since they have yet to completely read the 2,400 pages, the CDT reported in a separate article.