What Those Youth-Oriented Obamacare Ads Leave Out: It's Generational Theft!

I’ve got a
column up at Time.com (and in the next print edition) talking about
awful “Got Insurance?”
ads aimed at get Millennials to sign up
for Obamacare.

Here’s the start of
the piece

Is massive stupidity covered under Obamacare? What about sexual
promiscuity and heavy drinking? Those are some of the questions
raised by a controversial ad campaign that aims to encourage
younger Americans to sign up for health-insurance plans created by
the Affordable Care Act.

But there’s a deeper issue that the new “Got Insurance?”
campaign ignores completely: Why should young and relatively poor
people be forced to sign up for insurance that charges them
above-market rates to subsidize rates for old and relatively
wealthy people?

I trust that I’m not overly optimistic when I conclude:

Younger Americans may indeed be reckless enough to do keg stands
and have unprotected sex on a regular basis, but they’re not so
dumb as the “Got Insurance?” ads–or the architects of
Obamacare–seem to think.

Read the whole thing

from Hit & Run http://reason.com/blog/2013/11/14/what-those-youth-oriented-obamacare-ads

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