The only way Obamacare had a chance of not being a multi-trillion dollar bottomless pit of deficits was if the young healthy Millennials who voted for Obama in droves signed up for Obamacare. Obama needed their premiums to pay for the obese sickly Boomers and the Free Shit Army who will utilize their free medical care to the hilt.
Another Obama miscalculation that will cost the American taxpayer trillions and drive up the premiums of all taxpayers, as we get to pay for the dying Boomers and the free shitters. Who said the Millennials aren’t going to change the world? Maybe this is a sign they are turning on Obama and his minions. Of course, their other option is Boehner and his band of dimwits.
Less than 30% of millennials will sign up for Obamacare, survey says
By Russ Britt
Forget the website troubles, here’s something that could throw a real wrench in President Obama’s health-care overhaul plans.
A national poll from Harvard University’s Institute of Politics of 18- to 29-year-olds finds that less than 30% of consumers in that age group who are currently uninsured plan to sign up for Obamacare. Further, a solid majority of these younger consumers, 56% to 57%, disapprove of the program and now are giving the president his lowest ratings to date.
The finding is critical because these so-called “invincibles” — comprising roughly 17% of the overall U.S. population — are needed to help spread the risk for insurers. Younger, healthier people on the insurance rolls would help keep premiums lower for the risk pool, and without a significant portion of these consumers, the Affordable Care Act may run into a stall.
However, it should be noted that the poll doesn’t include 30- to 35-year-olds, also considered part of the “invincibles” needed to help keep premiums down. And the percentage of 18- to 29-year-olds that don’t already have health insurance is relatively small at roughly 22%, the survey says.
Still, of the uninsured in that 18-29 age group, only 13% said they definitely would enroll in Obamacare, while another 16% said they probably would enroll. Another 41% say they are mixed on whether to enroll, but the poll finds that roughly 38% approve of Obamacare.
A side note: A la the recent Jimmy Kimmel experiment asking consumers whether they preferred “Obamacare” or the “Affordable Care Act” — the same thing with different names — the results differed slightly depending on the moniker used. While the Kimmel gag seemed to find more people preferred the “Affordable Care Act,” this survey indicated a leaning toward “Obamacare.” Ten percent of those asked if they would sign up for the ACA and 15% said they probably would enroll.