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Young Avoid New Health Plans [Pic+]

Hits: 5133 | Rating: (2.2) | Category: News & Politics | Added by: richanddead
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Male, 30-39, Western US
 695 Posts
Thursday, November 07, 2013 2:22:45 PM
Young people are healthy and don't care about health care coverage. Most old people are poor and sick, they need health care caoverage. what's the big mystery?

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 2665 Posts
Thursday, November 07, 2013 2:09:25 PM

Yes it is "limited statistical evidence" because as Marilyn Tavenner has stated "We made the decision that we were not releasing the numbers until mid-November" when she testified before the House Ways and Means Committee. If the numbers were positive they of coarse would release them to settle any fears people had about it and bolster enrolment.

What the article does do is look at the practicality of the insurance marketplaces given the information insurance companies have already.

There is no one saying that young people are enrolling in the system in high numbers and that indicates a huge problem.

Male, 30-39, Western US
 1364 Posts
Thursday, November 07, 2013 1:15:48 PM
To Clarify:

The article makes the argument that the trend of older & sicker Americans signing up for health Ins may lead to increased costs for all Americans based on limited statistical evidence provided by two private insurers in 3 stupid Corporatist states: Wisconsin, Connecticut, and Kentucky.

The evidence provided is that a total of 4,150 Americans have received health insurance through those states health exchanges(Obamacare) and that over 50% of those 4,150 Americans are over 50 years of age and possibly sick. This very small sampling of 4,150 Americans could affect the healthcare costs of hundreds of millions of Americans because the over 50 and sick and young people are not signing up quickly enough.

I said its scare tactics because the article is implying that private insurance are going to face a burden operating when Americans citizens pay their governmental subsidized private insurance. So they may need more $$$ to operate.


Male, 30-39, Western US
 678 Posts
Thursday, November 07, 2013 1:03:05 PM
Thx Human!

Male, 30-39, Western US
 1364 Posts
Thursday, November 07, 2013 12:54:54 PM
5cats - I read the article not the title.

Male, 50-59, Canada
 29097 Posts
Thursday, November 07, 2013 12:51:33 PM
@HumanAction: Thanks for the Yahoo! Linky!

@lauriloo: you REALLY don't know what ObamaCare says, or does, do you?

#1 - $95 or 1% of your income, whichever is MORE? is just the FIRST STEP! Over time these numbers go up, fast.

#2 - Forcing people to buy the CHEAPEST POSSIBLE insurance? Is THAT what Obama has been promising all along? FORCING THEM?

Isn't that what people already do? Buy the "best bang for the buck"? They need a multi-trillion dollar Government Program to FORCE THEM to do this?

@llaa: Um, your comment makes ZERO sense bro... (sarc) Thanks for participating though! Have a Gold Star! (/sarc)

Don't worry! The HHS promised to reveal the sign-up numbers... soon... any day now... most of them... perhaps... (note: not joking!)

Male, 30-39, Western US
 1364 Posts
Thursday, November 07, 2013 12:29:04 PM
A long article based on scare tactics from the private insurers.

So here's the sample data

Total Number of applicants that may bring up the costs up for 250+ million Americans seeking mandated insurance:

WI - 150 applicants

CT & KY = 4000 applicants

The data is even more fudged since we have no idea when these numbers became figures (i.e. when people signed up).

BS article = drat the Wall Street Journal

Male, 50-59, Midwest US
 319 Posts
Thursday, November 07, 2013 12:24:13 PM
I guess you are getting a commission on the subscribers from this link????????

Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 2353 Posts
Thursday, November 07, 2013 12:22:25 PM

Exactly! As long as you threaten to hurt them enough, they'll do exactly what you want. Then, if we can just hurt enough people, everything will just be so great and happy.

Female, 30-39, Midwest US
 152 Posts
Thursday, November 07, 2013 12:15:57 PM
Yep it sure does, we can't see it without username or password

Female, 40-49, Midwest US
 1805 Posts
Thursday, November 07, 2013 12:13:52 PM
That's why the penalty to not having insurance should be higher than having the cheapest insurance available OR now we should have it that if you don't have insurance, you don't get healthcare because now there's no excuse to not have it.

Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 2353 Posts
Thursday, November 07, 2013 12:02:55 PM
Alright, I think I actually have a link that works now via Yahoo Finance without clearing cookies.

Male, 30-39, Western US
 678 Posts
Thursday, November 07, 2013 11:53:30 AM
link to actual article? This link requires me to log into WSJ...

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 2665 Posts
Thursday, November 07, 2013 11:45:55 AM
Link: Young Avoid New Health Plans [Pic+] [Rate Link] - Early Buyers of Coverage Are Older Than Expected, Raising Expense Concerns

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