Thursday, June 20, 2013

Guys, there is no free lunch - Somebody will always have to pay

Anyone, and I mean anyone with one iota of commons sense knew from the word go that O-care would not work. You could go into all the complexities of the law and extract this and that but the bottom line is simple: if you increase demand without increasing supply, costs will go up. The question is for who? Well that’s easy silly- the young of course:

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito pointed out during last year's Supreme Court argument on ObamaCare that young, healthy adults today spend an average of $854 a year on health care. ObamaCare would require them to buy insurance policies expected to cost roughly $5,800. The law, then, isn't just asking them to pay for "the services that they are going to consume," he continued. "The mandate is forcing these people to provide a huge subsidy to the insurance companies [so they, in turn could] subsidize services that will be received by somebody else."

So the question is - once the young healthier folks realize that they are paying around $5,000/year more for someone else to have a sex change operation or paying for contraceptives not to mention abortions, how many will still sign up for it? My guess is not too many. In fact I think, once the young realize just how thoroughly they’re screwed by this law, they will not be happy.

If the GOP were serious about taking the senate and keeping the house they need to go high wide and handsome with this message directly targeting these younger voters.

Update: No sooner than I publish this post than I ran across this:

About one in four Americans ages 18-30 say they “don’t really need” health insurance, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. About 35 percent are unwilling to say it’s “worth the money it costs.”

And that's before O-Care really gets going too. Just think what those numbers will be a year from now when these kids have to pay $5,800!

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