Young adults refuse to sign up for Obamacare

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POSTED: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 8:35pm

UPDATED: Monday, December 16, 2013 - 7:24pm

The pressure of signing up for Obamacare is adding stress to many young adults.

Some college students say, it's impossible and are refusing to sign up.

"It's expensive being a college student...we're broke, it's really hard to make money," says Zach Moss, Junior at UT Tyler.

We spoke to students at the University of Texas at Tyler to see where they stand on the health care law.

Zach Moss, Junior, and business management major says people shouldn't be forced to get health insurance.

A Harvard University Poll shows, a little over 40% of uninsured people ages 18 to 29 are unsure on whether or not they will enroll in Obamacare.

"Being a UT Tyler student we have a UT Tyler health care center," said Moss.

"It's forcing more on to our debt as we are going in and out of college and we're young and there's a law that says parent's insurance until a certain age," said Brandon Noble.

People can be insured under their parents health insurance plan until the age 26, but some are not fortunate to have that option. Moss tells us, he hardly goes to the doctor and can't imagine paying for health insurance every month.

"I don't feel the need to spend money on a program I already have access to, I'm not married I don't have children," said Moss.

Students tell us, they have enough expenses, it's hard to get ahead, they can hardly afford car insurance and other bills. It's just another added expense which some young adults can't afford.

"I think it would be more affordable everyone would go for it," said Jahawira Kaha.

Under the new health care law, Americans don't have a choice.

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That is OK THey are still going to pay

Can't say as I blame them one bit, let Obummer force it on his precious illegals. No one else can afford it. That's all this Administration does is force its agenda on the American people and citizens are sick of it. Democrats have gone nuts.

Not too bright, kids...what part of "you can stay on your parent's insurance until you are 26" don't some of these dim bulbs understand? What about one catastrophic illness can wipe a family out financially without adequate insurance coverage, or your trip to the hospital without ins. will have to come from taxpayers who do the right thing don't they get? Shirkers who possibly haven't even researched the ACA for themselves and listen to all the naysayers without doing the homework.

Hahahahahaha.. the rubes are starting to wake up!

The young that voted for Prez Putz now are starting to see what a freaking disaster he has brought upon them.

I know Prez Putz thinks they will be on their parents insurance till 28 but the parents can't even pay for the collage tuition, much less a huge increase in Obamacare premiums.

No, the young will opt out and pay the fine (but since they are below poverty that fine will be waved to!)

Hope for change in 2014. Lots of Dems to vote out!

That these young people should avoid the purchase of a product they don't need when more pressing financial obligations (education) are a priority is commendable and indicative to having been brought-up right. Should they through their hard work, disciplined behavior, and frugal lifestyle find the reward of success, all can be assured that the IRS will squeeze every dime from their hands to guarantee the best care possible for gang-bangers and their baby's mommy.

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