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  • Millennials Hardest Hit by Obamacare Trainwreck

    12/5/2013 11:15:19 AM Posted by Ashley Pratte

    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 enrollment. 

    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 healthcare.  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 unaffordability.

     

     

     Millennials Hardest Hit by Obamacare Trainwreck

     

     

     

    • Readers' Comments

    • Growing website failures? A little late with this story. Apparently the site has been getting better and better. Then again, groups like yours seem so interested in polarizing voters and citizens into "Conservatives" and "liberals" that you don't bother to mention the fact that launching a website that is expected to get hundreds of thousands (maybe even millions) of visits immediately is *never* a "smooth" process right out of the gate. It never will be, it's a problem that plagues web developers....but you know, you can use it in your agenda....so go ahead. Oh, and Memegenerator.net + typos = Real professional. Everyone take note!
      Posted by Pat on 12/05/2013
    • Growing website failures? A little late with this story. Apparently the site has been getting better and better. Then again, groups like yours seem so interested in polarizing voters and citizens into "Conservatives" and "liberals" that you don't bother to mention the fact that launching a website that is expected to get hundreds of thousands (maybe even millions) of visits immediately is *never* a "smooth" process right out of the gate. It never will be, it's a problem that plagues web developers....but you know, you can use it in your agenda....so go ahead. Oh, and Memegenerator.net + typos = Real professional. Everyone take note!
      Posted by Pat on 12/05/2013
    • (Oops. It looks like I somehow posted that twice. Silly Websites....you can never win!)
      Posted by Pat on 12/05/2013
    • You are aware that when you get older you will want insurance, correct. If you don't get it when you are young and healthy it won't be anywhere near affordable later. Just like life insurance. When you decide to wait until you are 40 to buy a policy to protect your family the premiums are huge, but getting life insurance early locks in lower rates. Same thing should apply with health insurance. Those people that say they just will pay the penalty and not get insurance, maybe they should get a rate penalty as well when they get sick later and want to sign up to prevent bankruptcy.
      Posted by Doug on 12/05/2013
    • Nice that those under 26 can stay on their parents insurance. THAT will help young folks.
      Posted by Doc Sarvis on 12/06/2013
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