by Katherine Restrepo
Director of Health Care Policy, John Locke Foundation
In today’s Wall Street Journal opinion section, Mr. Andy Puzder, CEO of CKE Restaurants, explains that half of the remaining uninsured in America are between the ages of 18-34:
One problem is that nearly half of the 10.5 million uninsured people eligible for ObamaCare are between the ages of 18 and 34—and young people tend to be healthy and unwilling to pay for pricey coverage they don’t need.
It’s certainly a risky move for people to opt out of coverage, but health plans that include both skyrocketing premiums and deductibles reaching well over $6,000 isn’t all that enticing for healthy millennials who don’t have access to employer-sponsored health insurance. In fact, the lowest-cost, unsubsidized catastrophic plan available for a 27-year old in Wake County amounts to this:
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