A new video by American Crossroads makes the argument that the Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as “Obamacare,” is actually bad for young people, forcing them to pay more for insurance than they actually need. The video pokes fun at the superfluous provisions in the health insurance mandate and also high unemployment under Obama.
According to the video, Democrats claim Obamacare is a good thing for young people because they can stay on their parents’ insurance until they are 26 years-old. However, the narrator in the video takes the opportunity to jab at President Barack Obama by stating:
“I mean, who wouldn’t want to stay on their parents’ insurance? Especially in the Obama economy when you can’t even find a job to get your own health care. Ouch.”
The video reminds viewers that most state laws already ensure insurance companies cannot drop patient coverage because of pre-existing conditions, and that young people can stay on their parent’s health insurance, before Obamacare was even conceived.
American Crossroads even pointed out that “the lawyer arguing on behalf of Obamacare admitted that young people would be forced to pay more for isurance than what they actually need.”
The video states that not only does the average person have an employer and health care provider between them and their doctor, but they now have the government added to the mix.
The new Obamacare mandate will force everyone to buy health insurance and those who do not buy it could be fined.
The controversial law is seen as so egregious to conservatives, 28 states representing more than half of the U.S. population are suing—and it could be struck down or upheld as early as Thursday by the Supreme Court.