Democrat Jim Moran, a top House Democrat and a key ally of Nancy Pelosi and President Obama, admitted this weekend that their signature health care law may be on the verge of falling apart.
His concern? It has nothing to do with Republicans, as President Obama likes to say, and everything to do with the fact that young people simply aren’t buying into ObamaCare.
“I’m afraid that the millennials, if you will, are less likely to sign up,” Rep. Moran admitted to radio station WAMU 88.5. “I don’t think we’re going to get enough young people signing up to make this bill work as it was intended to financially.”
Translation: the law is beginning to unravel. And according to Rep. Moran, Democrats don’t have an answer for the American people who are hurting under ObamaCare.
“I just don’t know how we’re going to do it frankly,” he says. “If we had a solution I’d be telling the president right now.”
Congressman Jim Moran (D-Va.) is voicing concern that the entirety Affordable Care Act could unravel because not enough young people are signing up.
More than 40,000 Virginians signed up for health insurance on the federal exchange last month. Only 27 percent of those were young adults — the group needed to fund the new system. Moran says he doesn’t think those numbers are going to get much better.
“I’m afraid that the millennials, if you will, are less likely to sign up. I think they feel more independent, I think they feel a little more invulnerable than prior generations,” Moran says. “But I don’t think we’re going to get enough young people signing up to make this bill work as it was intended to financially.”
If Moran’s prediction is correct, the whole law could unravel. He says there just isn’t enough incentive for healthy young people to sign up for insurance.