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Friday, September 20, 2013

The Left feasts upon the blood of youth -- By John Hayward, RedState


Generation Opportunity has a new anti-Obama ad that uses a memorably creepy image to get people talking:

There has been some criticism of the ad for this disturbing imagery, but I think it’s just the ticket to appeal to the youthful appetite for sarcasm and viral media.  The campaign against ObamaCare trumpeted by this ad is based at a web site called OptOut.org, which delcares: “Friends don’t let friends sign up for a bad deal!  You are not required to purchase health insurance through an ObamaCare exchange!  There are cheaper, better options for young people.”

That’s an important point.  ObamaCare doesn’t really have much to do with medicine or public health.  It’s a huge bureaucratic parasite that feeds directly from the veins of young people – outrageously over-charging them for insurance products they don’t want, to pay off other constituencies, and feed the growing army of government employees.  In a rational insurance market, young and healthy people are less likely to make big claims, so they don’t need as much comprehensive coverage, and they can be charged less.  ObamaCare turns that notion on its head and milks the young for cash, so it can pay subsidies to other demographics, and absurdly bend the concept of “insurance” until it’s funding benefits to people with pre-existing conditions who are guaranteed to cost the system big money.

It’s redistribution, pure and simple.  Like all redistribution programs, it’s rough on the people who have to pay the bills without enjoying the benefits.  It makes welfare too expensive for much of the Sainted Middle Class to afford… and then turns them into hapless welfare junkies by cutting them subsidy checks.  But don’t worry, kids – you still get to pay far more than older people for car insurance, because the normal rules of actuarial logic still apply to that.

In case you teens and twentysomethings are thinking, “Well, okay, I’ll get rooked by ObamaCare today, but eventually I’ll be middle-aged, and a new crop of fresh-faced suckers will be carrying my freight, so it all balances out…” well, forget about it.  ObamaCare is designed to fail, and it’s going to collapse long before you grow old enough to take any advantage of it.  This nightmare is already running billions of dollars above its cost projections, and it hasn’t even fully launched yet.

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