Ryan Cooper tells us not to worry about enrollment by millennials and gives 6 reasons why:
- Young people are not actually invincible. [They] can be turned in an instant to people with pre-existing conditions — which is to say, people who will benefit from the protection of Obamacare.
- Going without insurance is morally wrong. Getting insurance will be part of living in a decent society where everyone chips in when they can afford it, and free-riding is frowned upon — and over time, young people will come to see this as part of being a responsible citizen.
- It’s the law.
- People haven’t grasped how the subsidies work yet. Once the range of financial help trickles through the national consciousness young people will be surprised at the prices on offer.
- Pressure from mom and dad.
- Being uninsured sucks!
Most importantly: “the White House has a long time to bring about this change.”