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Can someone explain to me why student loan reform is in the health care bill and what it has to do with our health?

 
momjoy1027

Asked by momjoy1027 at 10:36 PM on Mar. 18, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Frankly, it has just as much to do with medical care as most of the health care bill does. The health care bill is about making it legal for the gov't to dictate a myriad aspects of citizens' lives.

    The student loan bill - didn't they try to pass that on its own a little while ago, but it got too much attention? - changes how students can get loans: Currently, a student can borrow from a private bank or loan company for a special "student loan". A student loan is very low interest compared with regular loans, and payments are postponed until the student finishes education, and re-payment can be put on hold for certain situations. This is a wonderful system for helping people get higher education.

    Suddenly this kind of loan will only be available from the gov't. So what, you say? Well, there WAS a section in the health care bill stating that a medical student could be forgiven a gov't educational loan IF they serve (cont'd)
    waldorfmom

    Answer by waldorfmom at 1:04 AM on Mar. 19, 2010

  • Md's Pa's Nps Rns Lpns-- they all go to school some for a long time-- many of them have HUGE student loans after they get out and so will only work in high paying jobs-- if they didnt have huge student loans to repay they might be more willing to help out in clinics, public health areas and schools
    MELRN

    Answer by MELRN at 10:41 PM on Mar. 18, 2010

  • So, is it just for student loans in the medical field?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:44 PM on Mar. 18, 2010

  • Just more ways for the government to seize control over the private sector. Now all student loans, no matter what you're going to college for, will have to go through the government.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:44 PM on Mar. 18, 2010

  • OP, can you post a link? My husband has been talking about forgiving government issued student loans to medical fields in exchange for public health service.
    eema.gray

    Answer by eema.gray at 10:46 PM on Mar. 18, 2010

  • If this bill is supposed to create affordable health care for all, why would we even need clinics and public health areas? Wouldn't everyone be able to afford to go to the doctor? Hmmmmmm.

    momjoy1027

    Answer by momjoy1027 at 10:48 PM on Mar. 18, 2010

  • momjoy1027

    Answer by momjoy1027 at 10:49 PM on Mar. 18, 2010

  • momjoy1027

    Answer by momjoy1027 at 10:50 PM on Mar. 18, 2010

  • (cont'd) IF the medical worker serves where the gov't tells them to. The section had details about hours worked per week, etc.

    All well and good if it's a voluntary arrangement. But if ALL students who could not afford college without taking out loans are under obligation to the FEDERAL GOV'T instead of to private companies, that is a LOT of power for the gov't to have over a LOT of our young people all in the same age group. ... Eerie shades of Nazi & Stalinist youth groups.
    waldorfmom

    Answer by waldorfmom at 1:08 AM on Mar. 19, 2010

  • Thank you.
    momjoy1027

    Answer by momjoy1027 at 1:15 AM on Mar. 19, 2010

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