Here's what other Care2 members thought:
It's time for Congress to put a stop to health insurance companies discriminating based on age! Americans aged 50 to 64 are currently charged five times or more for health insurance than a younger person -- just because of their age. It's a practice called "age rating," which insurance companies use to deliberately make health care more expensive for older Americans, driving up the ranks of the uninsured among them. And it must change. Because people develop health problems as they age, and because people with insurance tend to be healthier, failing to provide affordable health care for people age 50 to 64 will simply mean they'll get sicker and their care will cost more once they become eligible for Medicare. It also means that many Americans won't get the care they need when they need it. That's why Congress must provide older Americans with a choice of health care plans they can afford. It's simply wrong to discriminate based on someone's age. Sign the petition below to tell Congress to give all Americans access to affordable health care and end discriminatory insurance practices!