A new Harvard University poll indicates that young people ages 18 – 29 believe Obamacare will result in higher costs and lower quality of care. Forty percent of young adults think the quality of care will get worse under Obamacare, and 37 percent believe it will remain the same, while a mere 17 percent think it may get better. Fifty-one percent say it will increase costs for them, and 34 percent say they will remain the same, while a mere 11 percent think it will decrease costs for them.
Here are five facts that show young people are paying attention to reality, not just Mr. Obama’s rhetoric.
It doesn’t appear likely that the Obama administration will get as many young people to sign up for Obamacare as they would like – or as many as are needed for the law to be viable. Why? It doesn’t make sense economically for us, as Fox News’s William La Jeunesse reported Tuesday morning. Obamacare means that young people – who earn dramatically less than their older counterparts – are subsidizing older, sicker people. This is especially true for young men, who see the doctor less often than women and have very low annual healthcare costs.
With the Supreme Court’s decision to take up two cases challenging Obamacare’s HHS anti-conscience mandate, there is renewed attention on the mandate and on how it harms religious liberty in America.
Radio show hosts Leslie Marshall and Michael Graham debated the topic Monday morning on Fox News, specifically in reference to how Obamacare’s mandate harms the religious freedom of Catholic Christians in America.
*The individual did not want to be personally identified but to remain anonymous; for the purposes of relaying her story, we’ve called her Jen here.
Jen and her husband, North Carolina residents, selected a health insurance plan that had a low monthly premium. The Blue Advantage Saver offered by Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) of North Carolina worked for them and fit their needs.
They received a letter dated September 24, 2013 that said, “We value your continued membership and want to let you know about some changes.”
But Jen found that the letter was about more than “some changes” as she read through the infuriating letter. The letter outlined the three key ways her health care plan would be affected “due to the ACA regulations.” Her BCBS plan would no longer be offered in 2014 because it did not match up to Obamacare requirements; it its stead, they offered her a “new plan that both meets the guidelines of the ACA and offers all the features you’re used to from BCBS.”
Examples of President Barack Obama’s hostility to religious freedom in America abound. Perhaps the most prominent example of his assault on religious freedom is the Department of Health and Human Services anti-conscience mandate in Obamacare, which requires employers to provide health insurance coverage that includes abortion-inducing drugs, contraceptives, and sterilizations. But the list goes on, and we’ve compiled just a few examples below.
Obamacare’s Anti-Conscience Mandate
The Supreme Court announced Tuesday that it will take up two cases challenging the Obamacare anti-conscience mandate. The anti-conscience mandate is a violation of employers’ First Amendment right of free exercise of religion, which is also guaranteed by the Religious Freedom and Restoration Act (RFRA).