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January 14, 2014 - 6:18 pm

Because unicorn.

The dust is settling a bit after the administration released details Monday about who signed up for health insurance on the exchanges during the chaotic three months after they launched Oct. 1.

Just about everybody was watching to see how many young people piled in. Younger people are generally healthier, and their premiums tend to balance out insurers’ outlays for older, sicker people.

For Obamacare to work over the long haul, young people need to be a big part of the health insurance mix.

The administration ultimately hopes that about 40 percent of the people who get insurance through the exchanges will be young adults.

As the year wound down, lots of people enrolled. Many of them were young, but people ages 18 to 34 came in at just 24 percent of the total sign-ups.

Big deal? Maybe. Maybe not.

“Had we seen the numbers reversed, with strong young-people enrollment, that would have been a surprise,” says Matthew Eyles, an executive vice president at Avalere Health.

But the relatively low turnout of young people for coverage isn’t a shock.

People in generally good health will probably wait to sign up, unless there’s some particular medical care they’ve been waiting for, Eyles tells Shots.

“Maybe.”

“Maybe not.”

“Probably.”

Thus far, the hope going forward for this massive overhaul of an entire industry and expansion of the federal monster is predicated upon a “Kinda/Sorta” theory. Its proponents offer assurances that it will get better without providing any concrete reason for it to do so.

This piece concludes that the Medicare prescription drug expansion wasn’t popular at first either and just leaves that apples and oranges comparison hanging as some sort of proof. There is no reason whatsoever to expect young people who don’t need insurance to behave in the same way as seniors who do need their prescriptions.

Almost everything that the modern Left seeks to do is built on the infantile premise that it should happen merely because they want it to happen.

Can’t let pesky things like history, math, economics or reality get in the way of that.

Stephen Kruiser is a professional comedian and writer who has also been a conservative political activist for over two decades. A co-founder of the first Los Angeles Tea Party, Kruiser often speaks to grassroots groups around America and has had the great honor of traveling around the world entertaining U.S. troops.

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They assume young people who have a little money are as stupid as the people who voted for them.

Bad assumption.
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The pool is skewing older, sicker and more female than the proponents had predicted or hoped. Death Spiral, Everyone, Death Spiral!
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and yet B.O. with his economic IQ of a banana slug, can't understand this, and doesn't matter how many business people find his economics to be all wrong.

And these people would include, Wynn, Welch, Jobs, Immelt, and others that have all spoken on the record about this economic dunce, who has never accomplished anything in the business world but thinks he knows better.
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If you can get healthcare with a preexisting condition, why pay for it until you need it? I bet a lot of people are waiting to see whether the fines (Sorry, USSC, taxes) are greater or the premiums and will pay whichever is less. I have a good employer plan, for now, so I don't have to make a decision yet.
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They also don't realize that the fine is NOT $95. It's $95 OR 1% of your gross income, whichever is higher. So, if you earn $20,000 then your fine is $200. At the $40,000 salary that is more common for a recent college grad, it's $400. Ask them if they have $400 to spare or if they have the money to buy insurance.
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Even if the fine is $400 or $600 or more, that's still pocket change compared with the cost of the bronze plans I saw on the ACA website .
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They're waiting to see whether changing their withholding to avoid giving the IRS a refund to garnish will really shield them from the <strike>fine</strike> tax, or if Il Douche will simply rewrite the law again and sic the IRS dogs on them anyway.
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Yeah, that darned Obama has a real habit of just making laws up out of whole cloth. Could have sworn there was something in the Constitution about separation of powers and the President's responsibility to defend the Constitution. Guess I must have misread that part...
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They assume young people who have a little money are as stupid as the people who voted for them.

Bad assumption.
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The young people who have a little money ARE the people who voted for them. Well, plus a lot of others of all ages who don't have money, but the bottom line is that the voters most likely to be screwed by Obamacare actually voted for it. They just didn't realize they'd be the ones who had to pay for it. They thought the mythical 1% would pay for it.
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All these greedy kids with their low paying jobs and student loans while starting a family sure are selfish for not dumping money into healthcare plans they don't need.
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