Obamacare, the President's signature piece of legislation was
designed to attract young people to buying affordable
healthcare. Instead, what we have seen over the past few
weeks is a complete trainwreck.
Not only are young people going to the hardest hit by higher out
of pocket co-pays under Obamacare, but the inaccessibility of
Healthcare.gov remains a huge hurdle for the administration to
overcome when it comes to targeting youth. In today's
instantaneous culture, millennials rely upon having information at
their fingertips. With all the failures of the website, it is
clear that Obamacare is not reaching the population that it
originally sought to attract.
During the weeks leading up to the Obamacare rollout the
administration touted that signing up for healthcare coverage would
be just as simple as using Expedia and other top websites.
What we have seen is that navigating Healthcare.gov is confusing
and inaccessible, let alone the various defects with online
This week, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
officials acknowledged that there are still significant problems
with the "back end" of Healthcare.gov. The "back end",
for those of you who are unfamiliar, is the part of the website
that sends personal data and application information to insurance
companies in order to enroll in healthcare plans. This
glaring glitch should be a huge concern to the Obama administration
and proves that government should not be trust with running
It shouldn't come as a surprise that as a result of all of these
failures young Americans have a strong distrust of government and
don't care for government intrusion in their daily lives.
The latest polls have shown growing concerns over the
security of Healthcare.gov and explain why enrollment numbers have
been so low. The biggest obstacle for the future of Obamacare
exists in trying to enroll young people between the ages of 18-26
due to the growing website failures, inaccessibility, and