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Carry this weekend revving up the big PR machine for the roll out of it off.
Is Bob is the administration down in DC glad you're with -- everybody I'm generally they are out to sell Obama -- welcome to the second hour -- happening now I'm John Scott.
Just 82 days to go until the insurance marketplace is supposed to open for business.
And the controversy over the delay for the employer mandate is heating up.
So the race is on now to try to educate folks across America about how these so called Affordable Care Act actually works.
Supporters pulling out all the stops and shelling out millions and millions of dollars for major ad blitzes.
Those include everything from flying airplanes towing banners across beaches to.
Branding coffee cups all in an effort to -- -- young and healthy Americans the group that won't weigh down the system with high medical bills.
But opponents of health care overhaul bill also making their voices heard pouring big bucks into television attack ads.
Joining us now out of trying to help make sense of all of this Jamie Weinstein the senior editor at the daily caller.
-- so if as the president has said you know this is going to make things better for all Americans and people should be just.
Jumping up to embrace Obama -- why is that not apparently happening why and why did they need the ad.
Well there's two types ads here won that one -- of bad.
Is trying to promote Obama care generally and say how great it is because the poll numbers for obamacare remain very very low.
The second driver that is try to get these young people that you mentioned to enroll in the individual exchanges that open up in October.
And that this is a very very tough sell because most of the young people that they want to enroll.
Don't really have any idea what obamacare really entails they thought they were probably gonna get free health care.
But just the -- the case there have to spend a lot of money in order to subsidize.
The premiums for the old and the sick so these ads are gonna try to convince these young people.
From which they're probably paying nothing if they -- they don't have health insurance right now.
-- spend a 1002000.
Maybe 3000 dollars a year in order to pay for something that they don't probably really need to the extent that obamacare is making them get it.
So that they can subsidize the premiums for the six as sick and the elderly.
That's going to be a pretty tough sell I think -- so you gotta go to somebody who's over age 26 I guess because if there are 26 up to 26 they can stay on their -- policies assuming their parents have them.
You're you're gonna have to try to convince those people to start paying for something that -- -- -- that they might not think they need.
Right and by the way because of obamacare.
The premiums that say they got -- several years ago would be much slower several years ago because of obamacare those premiums have doubled in some cases tripled.
So they're gonna have to pay a lot more than they -- had several years ago to get coverage that -- you know may not need to the extent that obamacare is forcing them to get it.
Oh so that they can subsidize other people that are coming in the system that that's a pretty tough sell specially in a demographic.
That more than likely when they -- they thought about obamacare they thought they're gonna get free health care they probably did look into the details of it and by the way Obama said.
That you know those there -- was gonna pay less and they they were paying before.
So they were kind of sold a bill of goods and they're not gonna get what they they thought they were gonna yet there is no free lunch I did learn that once -- upon a time maybe when I was young so what happens if he's.
Young people that are sort of a pillar of the effectiveness of the law what happens if they don't jump on board.
Well that's going to be a huge blow I think to the for the whole program.
There is a penalty if they don't get.
The the insurance don't buy insurance but it's much smaller -- what they would have to pay if they got insurance so a lot of that might just say you know what.
Will pay the 1%.
My salary in penalty and avoid paying the 1002000.
Dollars a year -- insurance I don't think I need.
So if they don't get it I think the laws that it is in deep trouble because bid depends on young people buying in.
The at least -- individual mandates do or at least the the the exchanges do.
So they can subsidize older sicker people.
And I would think the laws in very serious trouble that if they don't get -- to buy into this Jamie you're that young person category have you signed up for obamacare.
Well I know I'm part of a company the -- -- thank god that that provides health insurance so.
These exchanges are for those for the 20% of the health care population.
That it is it is it covered.
By by company so I wouldn't be part of that group and an essence it's for the for mainly the young people who are not.
Covered by a company that they work for our -- -- that -- now Jamie Weinstein from the daily caller where they provide health insurance for area.
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