By Eming Piansay, Oct 9, 2009 9:36 AM
Editor's note: The YO! Youth Media Blog-a-Thon on health care continues with this guest contributor, Nick Lee.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune recently published an article saying that young people don’t have an opinion about healthcare debate, and I couldn’t disagree more. The majority of young people do have an opinion and simply aren’t heard due to the fact that none of us have the means (i.e. giant bags of money) to make our opinions heard. CNN and Fox News and all those other giant media corporations aren’t there to cover people like us; they want to cover more important things like David Letterman’s sex life. Unfortunately for young people, this means that there’s no room left for us in the very tiny spotlight. You could say that none of them really have that much to say simply because most of them are on their parents’ plan, or perhaps they’re too wrapped up in school to realize they have a problem with it. However, I’m sure that a lot of them will have a story somewhat like mine. It’s nothing special, quite average in fact.