October 30, 2013
Excerpts below. Read the full op-ed at: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/10/30/millenials-must-know-more-about-obamacare-than-just-age-26/
Ask students how long they can stay on their parents’ health insurance because of ObamaCare, and they will likely know the answer is until age 26.
But how about asking them when the individual mandate goes into effect, how the age rating restriction will impact premium costs, or what perverse incentives ObamaCare creates for employers to cut hours and paychecks?
This month, the Republican National Committee launched ObamaCareCosts.org, a website dedicated to showing the costs of ObamaCare.
One video begins with the president touting the positive aspects of his reform effort and ends with a woman challenging his claims by complaining about the costs she faces. The website includes media clips, polls, and an interactive tool that visitors can use to find articles on the negative impact of ObamaCare in their local communities by entering their zip codes.
This puts the effects of this reckless legislation into human terms, and it’s a good demonstration of the real impact the law will have on people. We need more of this.
If critics of ObamaCare want to undo the damage of this legislation and pursue health care reform, they must make an even greater effort to make the true costs and consequences of ObamaCare apparent to young people.
Young people must know more about ObamaCare than “Age 26.”