Young Invincibles Disapprove of Obamacare
Posted at 1:59 p.m. on Dec. 5, 2013
One of Obamacare’s key target groups – the ‘young invincibles’ – remains “skeptical of the healthcare reform law,” according to The Hill.
“A poll released Wednesday by Harvard University’s Institute of Politics found that more than half of 18- to 29-year-olds disapprove of ObamaCare and believe it will raise their healthcare costs.”
“Insurance coverage of any kind remains a tough sell for people in their twenties, many of whom are eligible to stay on their parents’ plans through age 26.”
“Critics have long charged the Affordable Care Act is a dramatic transfer of resources to older people, and many young people might not see enrollment as being in their financial interest.”
“The architects of the healthcare law had hoped that the individual mandate, which requires most people in the country to either obtain insurance or pay a fine by 2014, would help avoid the ‘death spiral.’” Many young people are choosing to simply pay the low first-year penalty of $95.
“Supporters and opponents of the healthcare law have long seen the enrollment of young people as a central battleground, and both sides are laying the groundwork for an ad war.”