Amir Mu-el lives just three blocks from his place of employment: Temple. Mu-el works night shifts for the facilities department, where he has worked for the past seven years and therefore been insured by Blue Cross Blue Shield. But now that the health care bill has passed, his 21-year-old daughter will be able to stay under his plan for five more years.
“The bill is going to affect me in a positive way,” said Mu-el, who lives on 17th and Willington streets, “because my children are going to be able to benefit.”
But not everyone, especially politicians, is as welcoming of the change in health care policy.
“The bickering is because Obama has changed how policies and government promote themselves,” Mu-el said. “His policies now are for the common good of the average person.
“So if you’re a person that has a lot of money and is rich,” he added, “then your responsibility is not just for you, but for those who are less prominent than yourself. And a lot of people don’t like that.”
For the ruffled wealthy, Mu-el said he encourages them to look at redistribution of tax dollars in a more positive way.
“Most of the money that they make is generated off the sweat of the poor people,” Mu-el said. “So, the way I see it, through this bill, they’re just giving back to the community that they’re taking from on a larger scale.”
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