The latest estimates of Obamacare costs should be shocking to young people.
The Heritage Foundation came up with estimates of what Obamacare premiums will cost compared to previous policies. Now, this is a rough estimate, perhaps, but the government has been trying to obscure what is happening, so for now we’ll run with what Heritage came up with. So far, Obamacare has been worse than what pessimists forecast, so that may hold true for final prices also.
Let’s look at the figures for NC.
The estimated premium for a 27-year-old will jump 90 percent, from $135 a month to $257.39.
Did young people in their prime suddenly become more prone to disease? No, the dirty little secret is coming out: Obamacare depends on forcing healthy young people to fork over more money for health care — mostly to pay for care for older people.
The estimated premiums for people who are 50 will go up a much smaller percentage, 20 percent, from $364 to $438.64 a month. Needless to say, those who are 50 or older — and I speak from experience — will need more care from doctors and hospitals. Yet their premium increase is far less steep than that younger people will pay.
Older people should be grateful. And when today’s 27-year-olds need more health care in 40 years … well, I’m sure we boomers will do what we can.
Obamacare is not only a financial disaster, a health nightmare, and a technological train wreck — at its heart it is brutally unfair to young people, many of whom are struggling in the society that has been bequeathed to them.
And if they don’t sign up, many experts say, Obamacare will go into a fiscal “death spiral.” The ruckus over Obamacare is far from over.