By Eming Piansay, Aug 27, 2009 2:18 PM
Editor's note: YO! Youth Outlook blogger Eming Piansay joins the EthnoBlog discussion with her take on young people's role on the health care debate. The elderly aren't the only ones contemplating their mortality, Piansay argues, and they aren't the only ones who need comprehensive health coverage. Eming is a 2009 graduate of San Francisco State University.
One year ago, after returning from a month long trip to the Philippines, I developed a case of Dengue Fever.
I went to the hospital thinking it would be an in-and-out thing. Next thing I knew, I was getting branded with a little plastic wristband and carted off to an uncomfortable bed, horrible hospital food, and late night nurses’ visits to take my blood samples and blood pressure stats.