While it might seem like the only problems you’ll ever face are where to sit during lunch or how to pass pre-calculus, the future (your future) will be here before you know it. And you'll have to navigate challenges ranging from securing your first job to doing your own grocery shopping to selecting a health insurance plan.
Today, the people in power are making decisions about how our country functions that will directly impact you, teenager of today, in a few short years. One example is the recently proposed changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (often called Obamacare). Politicians continue to argue about many key points of the seven-year old plan: should it stay? Is it good? Has it helped anyone? These are the questions constantly cycling through the media, and with Trump in office vowing to change it, it seems that the question now changes to: If not this, then what?