I touched on this subject yesterday, but I will repeat it today for those of you who missed it: Obama's Health Care Reform is not free. In fact, young adults, ages 19 to 26, will be expected to "dilute" the expense of covering older people by buying the coverage whether you want it or not.

Barack Obama has made this clear, but some people aren't listening. So pay attention to the following from the Washington Post:

Drafting young adults into any health-care reform package is crucial to paying for it. As low-cost additions to insurance pools, young adults would help dilute the expense of covering older, sicker people. ...this group could even wind up paying disproportionately hefty premiums -- effectively subsidizing coverage for their parents.

If ObamaCare passes, all of us will be expected to pay for health insurance or incur a penalty of $975. According to the WaPo, paying the premium for ObamaCare, which is expected to cost more than $100 per month, would be more expensive than just paying the penalty.

Understand that even if you don't have a job, you will be forced to pay for something that most of you don't need (right now) because you're young and healthy. But if you don't pay for health insurance, you will be fined a hefty fee.

Welcome to Socialism folks!

  • dcwife1622


    I don't mind paying $100 a month so all people (especially seniors and children) can have insurance. My tax dollars pay for tons of sh!t that I don't agree with. My 3 year old broke her leg at daycare and I had just let my insurance premium go at work because I was paying $800 twice a month and i felt it was too much. I had to pay a $12,000 bill for her hospital stay and I had to pay cash for her 1st follow up appointment until BCBS kicked in that was still $300 a month!

    I'm for Obama Care!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Charles


  • coaretained

    I just turned 27 so.... I'm cool with that too..my insurance is almost $400 a month.. which doesn't include dental...

  • Nicola

    I'm curious why there is so much resistance to universal health in the US? The US is the only industrialize nation that DOES NOT have universal health care (although what you're creating here doesn't seem to qualify). It's amazing to watch the US slip further and further away from the rest of the world. You all used to be the world leader, now you aren't even interested in playing catch up.

  • SunnyPA

    Let's ask ACORN how to get the money back in our tax refunds.

  • Charles

    I pay 2508.00 for health insurance a year

  • vipatlstyle

    I'm 24 and I guess I should feel blessed that my health insurance is provided free of charge thru the company I work for.

  • trynabeme

    "Understand that even if you don’t have a job, you will be forced to pay for something that most of you don’t need (right now) because you’re young and healthy."
    Now that's some ignant ish SR!!!!! EVERYONE needs healthcare because as dcwife pointed out chances are no matter how high you think your monthly premium is....it ain't ish compared to that doctor bill if you have NO COVERAGE. I currently pay just under $1K a yr for myself+1.....(including co-pays 'cause we're relatively healthy).....I've been w/ the same employer for 12yrs.......when I 1st started I had $0 mthly premium & a $1 dollar copay....admittedly I have felt like, "I don't like ANY of the increases!" At the end of the day (is that becoming the MOST overused phrase or WHAT!) I thank GOD for health coverage and believe every American CITIZEN should have coverage....I have had health coverage my ENTIRE life and it has always be a priority of mine to keep it!

  • rhiannon

    I'm guessing everyone is doing pretty good for themselves right now. I could not afford to add another $100 to my monthly bills as they stand right now. And is this $100 per person or for a family. According to the Washington Post article this is the cheapest amount. So you can bet if you have kids it will be more. What happens if you are forced to make your car payment,or pay healthcare?? This bill needs a lot more work.