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As a parent of small children, I have been appalled by the number of my parent friends who, because of their income or preexisting conditions, have been denied coverage AND cannot afford insurance for themselves and their young children. Especially, one family in particular, with whom both of their young children have very serious and life threatening allergies and have been denied private health care, which is all they would be eligible for anyway because of their income level and employment situation.
I'd say that it is a good indicator that our health care system is broken when our young children cannot receive the health care they need. I am tired of hearing people say that the government involvement in this issue is not the answer, especially when no one else seems to be spearheading action solutions to this issue.
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