Young adults refuse to sign up for Obamacare
POSTED: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 8:35pm
UPDATED: Monday, December 16, 2013 - 7:24pm
TYLER, TEXAS(KETK) — 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.