Minnesota's young 'invincibles' are key to health insurance overhaul

  • Article by: Jackie Crosby , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 19, 2013 - 4:59 PM

To keep costs lower for everyone, new exchanges will try to attract large numbers of healthy people, especially the young.

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supervon2Sep. 18, 13 9:41 PM

Wait a minute! Is this being run by the same government that said that electronic pull tabs would pay for a new stadium? The ones that said Canterbury Downs would solve the farming crisis? Have fun with that!

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Truckman182Sep. 18, 13 9:52 PM

A federally legislated Ponzi scheme....

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lund1024Sep. 18, 1310:01 PM

So...young people, who make less money, usually have higher bills (mortgage, student loans, etc.), and typically are trying to save up to raise a family are supposed to overpay for health insurance so that the older generation can pay less? Will someone please explain this to me? Honestly, I do not understand this concept.

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veritacaputSep. 18, 1310:08 PM

Minnesota's young sheep to slaughter is more like it. Obama had better offer the NFL a "Get Out of ObamaCare Free" card, because he's going to need the league's battered stars reading a large print teleprompter, urging young men to do their solemn duty and sign up for this health care boondoggle in massive numbers to keep it afloat.

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corruptSep. 18, 1310:13 PM

How many of these 20 somethings have ever heard of Obamacare?

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vernSep. 18, 1310:20 PM

The majority of the young people voted for this. Obama, Klobuchar & Franken own this bill. Never forget that!!!

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rlwr51Sep. 18, 1310:21 PM

I want to wait until my house burns down and have a car accident before I buy insurance.

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corruptSep. 18, 1310:23 PM

lund1024 is absolutely correct. This is a huge transfer of wealth from the young to the elderly. Today's youth are already burdened with the skyrocketing debt.

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lund1024Sep. 18, 1310:30 PM

rlwr51, it's not the same. Insurance in those cases is based off the value of the item being insured. And even then the consumer chooses the amount of coverage. Please explain how a 20 year old human being is in any way similar to a 1997 split entry.

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mno0624Sep. 18, 1310:34 PM

Obama and his minions are clueless. There is no way this can work.

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