Editor: A recent national news headline read “Obamacare’s Millennial Problem.” The article highlighted one of the fundamental flaws in the Affordable Care Act—the law relies on young and healthy people like me signing up for health insurance plans we don’t need in order to balance out (and pay for) the cost of covering the sick and elderly.
The was a flaw from the beginning—a flaw that many, including Congresswoman Barbara Comstock, tried to point out—before the Senate rammed Obamacare through on Christmas Eve. We’re now seeing the effects of the fatal conceit that is Obamacare. Many young people are refusing to sign up for health insurance (In fact, millennials have among the highest rates of uninsured in the country). Health insurance premiums are skyrocketing, so when we do want to buy health insurance, we probably can’t afford it.
This is why it’s so important to re-elect Congresswoman Barbara Comstock. She has a plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, while keeping the popular provisions on pre-existing conditions and allowing college students to stay on their parent’s plans. Her opponent, LuAnn Bennet, thinks the solution to Obamacare’s problems is a bigger Obamacare system. Millennials like me can’t afford that, and don’t want that.
Glenn Bertsch, Leesburg