On Opting Out of Obamacare

Healthcare providers are expressing concern that young people may choose to opt out of Obamacare. They say that healthy 20 somethings who rarely go to the doctor will not see the need. This is true, but not just of 20-somethings.

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Many of the same people who don’t have insurance now will choose to opt out. These are folks who could possibly have afforded to pay for insurance but would rather spend that money elsewhere. These are primarily young people who don’t yet have families but this extents well into the 30-something age group and often beyond. There are also a large number of people who would rather use non traditional medicine and therapies and don’t want to be pushed into paying for something that they aren’t using. This seems reasonable. We are just beginning to see some of the unintended consequences of Obamacare.


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