Racy ads, celebrity endorsements, pressure from mom: Efforts to sign up uninsured youth increasing

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  • David Centerville, UT
    Jan. 2, 2014 12:19 p.m.

    Selling Obamacare with the allure of sex. This whole thing is cheap, dirty, gutter trash.

    It was passed by only Democratic votes.

    The president, Democrats in Congress, the Media, and others lied to Americans about Obamacare.

    Millions, perhaps billions have been spent implementing the law, including a shoddy website that is just now becoming functional.

    The law attempts to force human behavior largely against what is in our own best interest.

    It was a political power play.

    It has accelerated a reckless spending frenzy by government.

    It is increasing the cost of premiums. Millions are losing their current insurance, that they chose, because of Obamacare.

    Employers have reduced full-time employees to part-time employees to avoid the penalties and health care costs associated with the law.

    It is hurting our economy.

    It is following the same failed programs of Socialist Europe and Communist Soviet Union and Cuba.

    A majority of Americans opposed the law, but is was forced down our throats anyway because the elites "knew what we needed".

  • Fitness Freak Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 2, 2014 10:57 a.m.

    Sorry Mr. Obama, the younger generation is much too tech savvy to fall for submitting all their personal information to the government. They understand about computer security.

    Besides, they don't have any sort of a decent job to pay for it. Its' simply another ponzi scheme much like social security and medicare.

    Therefore, the charade of "healthcare" via Obama is doomed to fail. There is simply no way to finance it if the youth don't pay the bills for all the others.

    If the democrats in Congress had any sort of common sense at all, they would drop the whole Obamacare argument NOW, and cut their losses.

  • Thid Barker Victor, ID
    Jan. 2, 2014 8:31 a.m.

    Its very difficult to sell a pig, even with lipstick on it, its still a very expensive pig. I wonder if Hutterite even cares that this pig has cost millions of Americans their healthcare insurance forcing them to pay more for less coverage? And the pig isn't done yet, wait until your employer has to decide whether to pay more for your healthcare or just turn you over to the pig!

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    Jan. 2, 2014 6:29 a.m.

    How far we've fallen.
    Our government is hawking compliance like a late night TV commercial.

  • John Charity Spring Back Home in Davis County, UT
    Jan. 1, 2014 9:16 p.m.

    Let's not hide behind the word "Racy"' let's call it like it is. The undeniable truth is that the promoters of Obamacare are using the lure of unrestrained sexuality to sell this so-called insurance program. Indeed, the commercials foster the idea that participating in this program will allow young people to engage in sex as if it is pure recreation, with no consequences whatsoever. As an added bonus, the government will pay the costs of birth control so that wanton sexuality is even easier.

    It is bad enough that Obamacare creates an even greater sense of entitlement amongst those who expect the government to provide them with every want and need, with no effort on their own part. Now, healthy young people are being encouraged to engage in risky sexual behavior as a lure to trap them into the program. Shame on the left-wing for forcing this amoral program on America's youth.

  • Michael_Haskins Salt Lake, UT
    Jan. 1, 2014 9:11 p.m.

    Major Media FAIL - Nobody at all is required to even look at healthcare.gov website NOBODY It is NOT required - a HOAX by Republicans trying to still destroy Obama - at the exppense of their constituency.
    Whether or not the website functions properly would be COMPLETELY irrelevant, but for the sensationalizing and fear mongering BY THE MEDIA. NOWHERE in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is ANYBODY required to "Join" anyhing. - Only requirement is to get adequate helth insurance. PERIOD.

  • EJM Herriman, UT
    Jan. 1, 2014 5:39 p.m.

    And that is part of the problem. It's not free stuff. Someone at some point in time will be paying for it.

  • DN Subscriber 2 SLC, UT
    Jan. 1, 2014 5:07 p.m.

    Obamacare forces people to buy a product they may not want or need, or pay a penalty, or was that a tax, they keep changing their mind on that.

    Uninsured youth" for the most part don'e really need insurance, but Obamacare desperately needs them to be signed up to pay MORE than what they should be paying for coverage, to subsidize the "free stuff" Obamcare gives away to lure the low information voters into voting for Democrats.

    Smart young people should get insurance on their own, or just pay the penalty. Anyone foolish enough to put their social security number and other personal information on the Obamacare website can count on identity theft. And, no number of lawyers will be able to sue the government like the did Target.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Jan. 1, 2014 4:50 p.m.

    "Racy". I love that word; it always gets used by people who clearly deny themselves functionality in reality.
    Ironically, young people who think they don't need insurance 'because they're healthy' are kind of in the same boat. In denial.
    It's also why car insurance is mandatory. Our education system is failing somehow if people don't think they need insurance, but somehow can get it after the fact. It's also a glaring example of why we need properly funded single payer health care, paid for by young and old alike.