Race to sign up young and healthy for new insurance coverage as March 31 deadline approaches

  • Article by: JULIE PACE , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 7, 2014 - 3:40 PM

WASHINGTON — Facing a rapidly approaching deadline, the White House and its allies are racing to enroll young people in new insurance plans offered under President Barack Obama's signature health care law, a sweeping effort that underscores how crucial the so-called young invincibles are to the measure's success.

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masterson1Feb. 7, 14 6:29 AM

Epic. Fail.

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pjoconn1Feb. 7, 14 6:31 AM

Wouldn't you think the well oiled Obama train (reck) would have a better plan than to send out his lackies to pimp his program at local colleges? I would have thought cool website for the computer generation kids to go to would be a better option. Maybe they should consider setting up one of these. Kind of a place where you can safely and securely provide your information and the program will give you various health care options, you could call if exchange or something like that. I gotta think that the IT guys at my office could roll this out within a few weeks and at a fraction of the price or flying around the country pushing it on everyone. Just an idea. You could pay some one a few thousand bucks to oversees it.

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johnnycgoodFeb. 7, 14 7:01 AM

pjoconn1 - "Wouldn't you think the well oiled Obama train (reck) would have a better plan than to send out his lackies to pimp his program at local colleges?" --------- No, not really. It seemed to work pretty well for him during the elections. Do you ever notice that 95% of his speeches are done from some college somewhere?

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ddellwoFeb. 7, 14 7:03 AM

How come every article I ever read about this fiasco only mentions people signing up who automatically qualify for massive financial assistance or who have health problems that will be a massive financial drain on the system from Day1? This thing is going to sink like an anchor as soon as it's out of the gate and all the twentysomething fools who have supported Obama enmasse will be stuck with the bill! What a debacle.....lol

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mnavariceFeb. 7, 14 7:07 AM

How desperately pathetic are the ACA supporters. A vast majority of citizens don't want it. Obama seems to unilaterally change the law each month. Makes you shake your head how intelligent people could have designed such a cluster.

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mnavariceFeb. 7, 14 7:09 AM

95% of his speeches are done from some college somewhere?----- given to highly impressionable, highly emotional citizens who have yet to cut the umbilical cord. In other words, his supporters.

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nimrod888Feb. 7, 14 7:18 AM

Feb. 7, 14 7:07 AM How desperately pathetic are the ACA supporters. A vast majority of citizens don't want it. Obama seems to unilaterally change the law each month. Makes you shake your head how intelligent people could have designed such a cluster..............I do not recall anyone claiming that "intelligent" people designed this debacle. The really sad thing is that on MUST sign up for health insurance whether they want to, or not? Not doing so incurs fines and penalties. Remember the good old days when we used to have freedom's of choice? Now it is so Orwellian in that we must do what is best for us, as dictated to us by the "intelligent" people who drafted the health insurance system. Scary.

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elind56Feb. 7, 14 7:27 AM

mnavarice said: "Obama seems to unilaterally change the law each month."-----------------------------He does not have the authority to unilaterally change ANY law. If the GOP had called him on his dictates and insisted that the law be enforced vigorously and exactly as it was written, the Democrats themselves would begging for repeal by now. Huge political blunder by the GOP...but that's nothing new...

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twinsajsfFeb. 7, 14 7:35 AM

As a young, healthy adult, I value my right to not buy health insurance. I trust that if I get sick or in some kind of accident,taxpayers will pick up the tab for my medical expenses. I know conservatives call me a "free-loader" and think there should be an individual mandate to force me to take personal responsibility in this matter, but . . . wait, what year is this? Sorry, I was caught in a time warp and stuck in 2005, or was it 2000, or 1995?

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plizzoFeb. 7, 14 7:58 AM

"Run largely by groups with close ties to the White House..." And they will also be getting college kids signed up for food stamps, and maybe some cash assistance. So, we have health insurance, college grants and loans, food stamps (college graduates are lining up to get on food stamps)--the Democratic Party is creating an ENTIRE GENERATION dependent on government handouts who have never worked enough to contribute to the system. Making as many people dependent on the welfare state was, is, and will always be the goal of the Democratic Party. A dependent voter is a loyal voter. Oh, get your Section 8 housing subsides at your local Democratic Party headquarters. Then you won't have to lift a finger to take care of yourself other than get up off the couch to go vote Democrat every two years.

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