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I agree with what you're saying. This wasn't a point I had previously considered, but I think it would be very smart to lower the age requirement in order to provide preventative treatment, as it could improve the health of those affected.
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A single payer healthcare plan would benefit the United States, as it would allow even those with a lower income to have reliable medical care. According to a study conducted by NPR in 2015, 29% of people living in America have a low income. The vast number of people who are not making what is considered to be a comfortable living wage, and therefore may not be able to pay for medical care, demonstrates that secure healthcare coverage would benefit nearly a third of the population.
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Standardized tests should not be used to gauge school performance, as the way in which children learn can differ dramatically. As some learn better from hands-on learning, for example, it would be unfair to test them on their ability to regurgitate information. Additionally, some kids test better than others, and it does not make sense to standardize learning, as it is so different from person to person.
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The age at which one is eligible for Medicare should be changed to below 65. People are already eligible for Medicare if they have a disability and have been registered as getting Social Security Disability Checks from the government for at least two years. Because of this, there are many people who are not yet 65 and still qualify for Medicare, which makes the age requirement somewhat ineffective. It should be changed to a lower age, so people in that situation can be insured without having to wait the two year period.
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Children should be required to be vaccinated before attending public school in order to preserve the general health and wellbeing of themselves and the people around them. Vaccines can not only stop an individual child from contracting an illness, but also protect from the spreading of diseases to other people. According to vaccines.gov, these vaccinations have caused some harmful and even fatal diseases, such as polio, to become extinct in the United States. Because of these extinctions, vaccines can also protect the generations to come, wiping out harmful diseases so that future children can be healthy and unaffected by these illnesses, as can the children of today.
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