Last week, Independent Women’s Voice announced that this video, “The Millennial Appeal to Obama,” was the winner of the first prize in its ObamaCare Anniversary Video Contest. And it’s a powerful piece of work:

Now I can stay on my parents insurance until I’m 26. There’s just one tiny problem …Your health care plan hurts the economy. ObamaCare will add to the deficit and cost the economy 800,000 jobs … I’m 25 years old. I shouldn’t have to be on my parents insurance. I’d rather be able to afford my own … I don’t need your health care law. I need a job.

Comments 3

  1. Marc Brown wrote:

    Not very pleasant to see you joining in the brainwashing of young people David – as usual, the truth is the reverse, as this ’800,000′ is an estimate of people who will leave jobs because they don’t need to hang on for health insurance. So job opportunities for younger people will increase.

    Posted 28 Mar 2011 at 2:27 am
  2. Brady Bere wrote:

    They will leave their current jobs for other ones, so there is no net increase in “job opportunities for younger people.” Jobs will be lost because companies cannot afford to hire if they must pay more for benefits. They will either stay the same, or they will hire part-time, or they will utilize technology to avoid hiring people. Nobody is going to quit their job because Obamacare gives them health insurance. That does not make sense.

    Posted 28 Mar 2011 at 3:45 pm
  3. nyp wrote:

    The CBO said that over a ten year period 1/2 of one percent of the workforce would find that the lower premiums for individual policies would justify leaving jobs that they had taken solely to access a group policy. Think of a married woman in her late fifties with a history of breast cancer. Today, she can’t access health insurance in the individual market, so she has to take a job in order to take advantage of the group plan. Or a mom who wants to home school her kids but can’t do so because her husband’s job doesn’t offer adequate insurance. if pre-existing condition exclusions are eliminated, and individual rates are reduced, these folks may choose to leave their current jobs. That is precisely what CBO was saying in the analysis that was so badly distorted into the “800,000 jobs lost” meme.

    Posted 28 Mar 2011 at 6:49 pm

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