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Young People Still Not Signing Up For ObamaCare

October 18, 2013 at 9:58 pm
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Guy already delivered the pathetic news of only 51,000 people signing up for Obamacare so far, but to make things worse, young people are still dodging the exchanges like the plague. Cathy Reisenwitz explains why in Forbes:

 Experts say that young, healthy people must enroll in ObamaCare’s health exchanges to cover the cost of insuring sicker, older people. It’s a simple math equation: Charge everyone roughly the same rate for access to basically the same product. The people who use it less will subsidize the people who use it more.

The problem with this plan is that it hoses young, relatively poor people like me right when we least need high bills for services they’re not using. And it helps older, relatively rich people who should be able to afford the care they need. If America’s downtrodden and struggling young people are smart, they’ll opt out. Then it’ll be up to the federal government to fine them enough to make up for the shortfall.

Before Obamacare was passed in 2010, young people expressed little interested in making healthcare insurance a priority in their budgets. At the time, health plans for young and healthy people were available for as a little as $48. It didn’t matter and young people didn’t want it. Nothing has changed in the attitude of the young demographic the Obama administration hoped to attract, but was has changed is the price tag.

A report from the conservative American Action Forum found that health insurance rates for 2.7 million people aged 18 to 35 — the so-called young invincibles crucial to the health-care law’s success — would rise dramatically.

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4 Comments

  1. Soaring Eagle says:

    Where in the Constitution does it state that the government has ANY right or authority to FORCE the American public to buy ANY product? IT DOES NOT!!! The Supreme court justices ruled politically NOT Constitutionally.

  2. KarenLynnStaffordAntley says:

    If I were young knowing what I know now, I would run like crazy towards towards the people willing to stop the Progressives using a large part of your paycheck as it’s own credit card. Once they start that, they won’t stop spending it, and you will continuously have less. They said I would be able to retire when I got old, Social Security funds have been taken many times by the government. I don’t see many people retiring due to the massive taxes, and obama care’s regulations driving our cost of living through the roof. So kids take it from me, you don’t always get what you pay for. This, is one of them. Buy your food and diapers, pay your car note, and don’t move to a bad neighborhood to pay for this thing. I’ll pray for your guidance while you figure this thing out.

  3. MIKE6080 says:

    well if theyre covered up to age 26 does this count if the parents are getting obamacare

  4. dchrist81 says:

    young people are finding out their premiums soar under Obama(doesn’t)care http://taxfoundation.org/blog/obamacare-increases-premiums-much-305-percent

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