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Obama Says ‘Free’ Birth Control Is "Priceless"

From the Washington Examiner:

Obama: Young people will realize Obamacare benefits are ‘priceless’

By MEGHASHYAM MALI | DECEMBER 5, 2013

President Obama on Thursday urged young people to sign up for Obamacare, telling them they would realize the benefits are “priceless.” In an interview on MSNBC’s "Hardball with Chris Matthews," the president said he understood why young people have been hesitant to enroll in the new law’s insurance exchanges after the botched rollout. But he insisted that once young people become aware of the benefits from the health law, they will sign up.

We still haven’t figured out why Obama has ‘allowed’ young people up to the age of 26 to stay on their parents’ plan, when he knew he would need them to enroll in Obama-Care for it to be fiscally sustainable. Unless he never really wanted Obama-Care to succeed in the first place.

"For young people to recognize that it is in their financial interest and their health interest to be able to get on-going preventive care, to be able to get free contraception and, you know, benefits like mammograms that allow them to maintain their health throughout their lives, without fear of going bankrupt or making their family bankrupt if they get sick, that’s something that’s priceless,” Obama said…

Wow. We thought we were joking when we said Obama was hoping to entice young people into paying the huge premiums for Obama-Care because they could then get free birth control pills. But it turns out that is really the way he sees it.

Besides, how many people do you know who went bankrupt because they couldn’t get free birth control pills?

For the law to be a success, the administration must enroll enough young people to balance out older and sicker people in the insurance pools and keep premiums low.

Or, to put it another way. Obama-Care depends entirely on getting young healthy people to pay for older sicker people. And if they don’t, the premiums will spiral and the insurance companies will go into a death spiral.

So young people better just shut up and learn to carry the load.

“I understand why people would have been resistant to going on a website that wasn’t working right. And fortunately, because of some very hard work, we’ve now got it to the point where for the vast majority of people, it’s working well,” said Obama. “And my message to young people is take a look for yourself.”

But they better not look too hard. Because then they might discover that 1) the prices quoted are often much lower than the real costs, and 2) even the (bogus) quoted plans are far more expensive than those ‘substandard’ bare bones plans that they used to be able to buy, but which are now against the law.

“There is no reason why you should not have health insurance,” he added.

Except that you don’t have a job and you can’t afford both insurance and food.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Friday, December 6th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

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