Lack of younger enrollees threatens exchanges

Nov 15, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: WMC-TV Memphis

Among the concerns surrounding the rollout of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul was that too few young, healthy people would sign up - a problem that could undermine the financial viability of the federal law.

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Larry

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Guess SOMEONE should have read this Law before they passed it.

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We did not read the law before we passed it, so we are stupid, but now we are reaping the consequences, obamacare is a failure. We know it, but will not acknowledge it. But that is nothing new, we have a history of failure and as democrats not being able to fix things.
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obama care is a failure, no doubt about it, but his ideas of healhcare are not the answer.
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This thing gets worse every day. People are not able to like their insurance and keep it, they young who are supposed to make the whole thing work are not showing up, coming next year people are not only going to learn that they were not able to keep their insurance but their doctor as well. This bill will strongly impact medical groups and networks and people are going learn that their doctor is not available under thier plan. The whole thing needs to go along with Obama and the democrats.

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I knew there was a reason obamacare wasn't working, it's those damn young people (probably republicans) refusing to pay for services they don't need.

“i hope we can change this!”

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does ANYONE really think Obama WANTS this to work?
it's ALL about the power-grab...
meanwhile,
the media will be working overtime eradicating Obama's butt from any and all consequences...
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We're already passing on a massive debt to our youth and now we expect these kids to pay for other peoples healthcare too? That's not right. It looks like we're using our kids as human shields.

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carey529 wrote:
does ANYONE really think Obama WANTS this to work?
it's ALL about the power-grab...
meanwhile,
the media will be working overtime eradicating Obama's butt from any and all consequences...
http://www.mrctv.org/videos/media-mash-novemb...

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ObamaCARE was never intended to work for Americans, certainly not the people staged behind the speeches.
The CRISIS roll-outs will continue, possibly accelerate until HE leaves the WhiteHouse.

“Headed toward the cliff”

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Robert wrote:
This thing gets worse every day. People are not able to like their insurance and keep it, they young who are supposed to make the whole thing work are not showing up, coming next year people are not only going to learn that they were not able to keep their insurance but their doctor as well. This bill will strongly impact medical groups and networks and people are going learn that their doctor is not available under thier plan. The whole thing needs to go along with Obama and the democrats.
I agree. We need to dump the whole thing for a single payer system- Medicare for all.

What's the alternative?

Going back to the previous system with tens of millions without health insurance?

Again, what is the alternative?
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Aren't the Democrat Obamacare videos encouraging promiscuity and women as nothing but walking clitorises working? Gosh, maybe the Democrat queers making such trash have some baby on a stick commercials to further validate how they've made our young people murderers.
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No problem.
Comrade Pelosi knew the ACA wouldn't work in the Real World as she wrote it.
She planned it so that the increasingly pathetic American tax slaves will be forced to sacrifice more of their families income to cover any losses.
It's the same way California variety Democrats do everything.

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RustyS wrote:
I knew there was a reason obamacare wasn't working, it's those damn young people (probably republicans) refusing to pay for services they don't need.
That's the ONLY way insurance works, whether it's health insurance or car insurance or homeowners insurance or whatever.

The majority pay for those few who use the services.

I've NEVER had an accident in my entire life, yet I have to pay collision & medical insurance premiums on my vehicles. That way people who have multiple accidents can still afford to get insurance.

I've NEVER filed a claim on my home/property, yet I have to pay an annual premium so those who have claims every year can still afford to get insurance.

That's just the way insurance works. We all pay for the few who use/abuse/need the coverage.

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spud wrote:
We're already passing on a massive debt to our youth and now we expect these kids to pay for other peoples healthcare too? That's not right. It looks like we're using our kids as human shields.
That's the only way insurance can work so it's affordable for those who DO need it.
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WeTheSheeple wrote:
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That's the only way insurance can work so it's affordable for those who DO need it.
What crap. Just what we need... another community organizer telling us how business works!

Insurance companies have been doing just fine without your Socialist nonsense and self-deluded, control freak mentalities.

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ObamaCARE broke it, and he has no idea how to keep it from hurting more. A government take over over of the Health Care Industry has led to bad things, everywhere else in the history of mankind.
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Cordwainer Trout wrote:
Aren't the Democrat Obamacare videos encouraging promiscuity and women as nothing but walking clitorises working? Gosh, maybe the Democrat queers making such trash have some baby on a stick commercials to further validate how they've made our young people murderers.
Your depravity never ceases to amaze me!! You must be a singularly unpleasant person!
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Sterkfontein Swartkrans wrote:
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Your depravity never ceases to amaze me!! You must be a singularly unpleasant person!
You're stupid, or something. It's not me making those depraved Obamacare promotion videos. It's the queers the Democrat Party has hired to do so.

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Cordwainer Trout wrote:
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What crap. Just what we need... another community organizer telling us how business works!
Insurance companies have been doing just fine without your Socialist nonsense and self-deluded, control freak mentalities.
Of course insurance companies have been doing fine- they make MILLIONS in profits while paying out as few claims as possible.

That's how insurance works.

They need millions of people who never file a claim (be it health or home or auto), so they can pay a few people their valid claims and still make MILLIONS in profit for the company.

That's how insurance works.
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WeTheSheeple wrote:
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Of course insurance companies have been doing fine- they make MILLIONS in profits while paying out as few claims as possible.
That's how insurance works.
They need millions of people who never file a claim (be it health or home or auto), so they can pay a few people their valid claims and still make MILLIONS in profit for the company.
That's how insurance works.
Insurance Companies employ tens of thousands of Americans in good jobs with good benefits.
I hope the Progressive Freakshow Obama types don't run them out of business. It seems like that is Team Obama's latest strategy by saying the cash cow part of the Risk Pool don't have to join the ACA.

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