From Lori Ziganto’s latest article at RedState:
Well, the young adults. However, since 26 year olds are now still considered children under Obamacare, encouraged to mooch of their parents and their insurance policies like new millennium slackers, I feel safe in calling them children. The Democrats, with this bill, are, thus, harming The Children ™ and the newly minted as adults thirty-somethings.
From Hot Air (emphasis mine):
Under the health care overhaul, young adults who buy their own insurance will carry a heavier burden of the medical costs of older Americans — a shift expected to raise insurance premiums for young people when the plan takes full effect.
Beginning in 2014, most Americans will be required to buy insurance or pay a tax penalty. That’s when premiums for young adults seeking coverage on the individual market would likely climb by 17 percent on average, or roughly $42 a month, according to an analysis of the plan conducted for The Associated Press. The analysis did not factor in tax credits to help offset the increase.
The higher costs will pinch many people in their 20s and early 30s who are struggling to start or advance their careers with the highest unemployment rate in 26 years.
Great news, huh, oh so hip youth? No jobs for you, yet you will be *forced* to purchase pricier insurance or you will be fined. Like Ed Morrissey, this brought to my mind the irony of all the liberal groups out there who used the youth to push for Obamacare. Primarily, Rock the Vote and their PSA from December. A reminder: