Why yes, President Clinton, that’s absolutely true — thank you for fulfilling your role as “Secretary of Explaining Stuff” so thoroughly and describing the matter so clearly and in a way that even young people can surely understand. Via the WFB:
So, so far, it’s good, but I think it’s important for you to tell the people why we’re doing all this outreach, because this only works, for example, if young people show up, and even if they buy the cheapest plan, then they claim their tax credit so it won’t cost them much, 100 bucks a month or so. We’ve got to have them in the pools, because otherwise all these projected low costs cannot be held if older people with preexisting conditions are disproportionately represented in any given state. You’ve got to have everybody lined up.
Marking the beginning of another concerted campaign from the administration to educate and persuade young people in particular about the ostensible merits and benefits of the law, President Obama and President Clinton took to the stage together on Tuesday to talk the whole thing out. I’m still a little confused about the supposed health-insurance monopolies dominating the insurance market that he describes at the beginning, but I digress — the point, as ever, is that ObamaCare was specifically designed to coerce young people into an unduly expensive system and has them pay the costs for coverage that they disproportionately will not need to use. The HHS study I think he’s citing in the middle there with the “100 bucks a month or so” is deliberately misleading, and unfortunately for the Obama administration, a lot of young people currently on the financial ropes because of their policies perpetuating a stagnating economy stand to save a lot of money by simply paying the penalty rather than actually taking out health insurance. Ruh roh.