- Sep 15, 2008
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'Sea change': Poll shows young people skeptical of ObamaCare, amid Obama outreach | Fox NewsAs the president hosts a White House youth summit, a new poll from his alma mater shows a majority of young people aren't interested in signing up for his signature health care plan.
The Harvard "Millennials" poll found only 22 percent of young Americans -- defined in the survey as between 18 and 29 years old -- plan to sign up for ObamaCare. Even more troubling for the administration, fewer than a third -- only 29 percent -- of people who currently do not have health insurance plan to enroll.
"Actuarially, the [Affordable Care Act] depends upon these young Americans signing up," Trey Greyson, director of Harvard's Institute Of Politics, said. "Our survey shows that the administration has a lot of work to do to get them on board."
Indeed, the Affordable Care Act relies on a large pool of young, healthy enrollees to pay for older, sicker Americans. Without their premium support, the entire system is at risk of collapse.
Political affiliation and race are strongly correlated in the poll to younger Americans' attitudes toward ObamaCare. There was 68 percent approval for the program among African-Americans. Forty-eight percent of Hispanics approved, while only 28 percent of white people in the poll said they liked it.
Younger Democrats overwhelmingly supported ObamaCare, with 68 percent approval, while only 26 percent of independents and 5 percent of Republicans supported it. Language also affected the numbers, particularly among Democrats and independents. When asked if they supported the "Affordable Care Act," as opposed to "ObamaCare," 81 percent of Democrats approved, while 34 percent of independents and 7 percent of Republicans said they were in favor.
The poll also found the president's approval rating is at a historic low among 18-29 year olds. A year ago, they were crucial to his re-election. Today, only 41 percent of Millennials approve of the president's performance. That is an 11-point drop since Harvard's last survey in April.
Well I guess Obama is great when it comes to "free" health care--but when you ask the same crowd--18-29 year old's to pay for it--it becomes an entirely different scenario.
This is the notable "death spiral" with Obamacare. If the young and healthy do not sign up and push the BUY button--they cannot offset the costs of all the "free" medicade and the elderly enrollees--that cannot live without health insurance.
So for all you liberals on this board that are between 18 and 29 years old, since you voted for him TWICE--it's time to put your wallet where you're mouth has been. Get on the web-site and push that BUY button.
That is the only way you're going to save Obama from going down in disaster. Get your friends to push the BUY button too.
Welcome to your Hope and Change