High school and college graduates have many worries such as entering the work force and living on their own. Many of them do not realize that their health insurance coverage ends upon graduation.
The young population has the general mentality that they are invincible against any harm. They would rather put a down payment on a house rather than investing in health insurance.
The recession is making this situation even worse. An increasing number of companies are eliminating or reducing the benefits for its employees. As a result, many must rely on individual insurance coverage.
Graduates and the young adults must realize that medical insurance is a necessary investment, and there are affordable health insurance policies available that focus on the needs of the young population.