Healthcare Holiday: A Day Off To Sign Up

A common claim from people who know little or nothing about their health care options is that they don't have the time to learn about them.  Why not give them the time? Much like state tax-free holidays incentivize people to go out and shop, a day off given by colleges and workplaces, or even municipalities and states, that encourages people to research their health care options would generate substantial publicity while providing them a block of time to enroll.  While one particular day might have a more wide-reaching impact, allowing businesses and schools to pick their own will give them the ability to better incoporate a day off into their schedules, allow for sustained publicity, and avoid putting strain on the state and federal health care websites all at one time. 

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Ryan Ferguson

A Massachusetts native, Ryan Ferguson attended the University of Southern California to spend four years in endless sunshine. He graduated with a degree in International Relations, specializing in the study of US Foreign Policy and International Security.

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