Skip to comments.Health insurers fear young people will opt out
Posted on 07/05/2013 6:12:26 PM PDT by mdittmar
MIAMI (AP) Dan Lopez rarely gets sick and hasn't been to a doctor in 10 years, so buying health insurance feels like a waste of money.
Even after the federal health overhaul takes full effect next year, the 24-year-old said he will probably decide to pay the $100 penalty for those who skirt the law's requirement that all Americans purchase coverage.
"I don't feel I should pay for something I don't use," said the Milwaukee resident, who makes about $48,000 a year working two part-time jobs.
Because he makes too much to qualify for government subsidies, Lopez would pay a premium of about $3,000 a year if he chose to buy health insurance.
"I shouldn't be penalized for having good health," he said.
Persuading young, healthy adults such as Lopez to buy insurance under the Affordable Care Act is becoming a major concern for insurance companies as they scramble to comply with the law, which prohibits them from denying coverage because of pre-existing conditions and limits what they can charge to older policy holders.
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Come and get me, Federales.
Gee, what a selfish jerk, not wanting to subsidize others
Who would have thunk it? Folks thinking rationally when it comes to spending THEIR money.
there is no penalty if you juggle
your withholding correctly.
Redistributing health insurance money makes it “free” for the parasites who vote correctly. Obamacare is working precisely as planned.
My twenty-eight yo absolutely refuses to buy in to BO care.
Says he’d rather pay the penalty.
You mean if I’m healthy I have to buy health insurance? What about muslims? They say it’s un-islamic to buy health insurance because it’s a form of gambling. You’re betting on staying healthy ...
Thank you sir!
I’m 32 and I feel the exact same way. Come collect, BO!
Civilization thanks you. And I do too.
Except Dan Lopez and guys like him voted for the Marxist.
“Health insurers fear young people will opt out”
If healthy, they would be fools not to opt out
He can pay the $100 dollar fine and if something happens to his health he can buy Obmacare then. When he gets well he can drop it again, and buy it as often as he likes.
Any young person would be foolish to buy insurance when they can buy it if and when they get sick.
Since they can wait until they are sick, and then buy insurance, why wouldn’t they?
Hmm,guess that shouldn’t be called insurance then.
Yea, what the heck? If he is paying for our SS the least he can do is pay to subsidize our medical coverage too. Greedy kid. ;-)
This whole Obama Care train wreck is getting interesting. At the rate it’s being slow walked to it’s death, it is only a matter of time before our overloads decide the only way to fix it is to make it a single payer system, The plan since day one.
Could anyone, even someone that’s 62, not buy insurance and wait until they are sick to buy it? I ask because my COBRA has run out and with a preexisting illness (sleep apnea) I can not get an individual policy unless I go through the state high risk group. That would mean going from $362/month to almost $1400/month. Luckily I can afford it right now, but I don’t know for how long.
don’t feel you should pay for what you don’t use?.
funny... I feel the same about 65% of my tax bill