If you are young, broke, in huge debt and under employed thank President Barack Obama.
The deadline for signing up for Obamacare is December 24 for those who want coverage early in the new year. But for too many people that is not enough time because the government website for Obamacare does not allow them to sign up.
But there are many other problems with Obamacare. First of all, this approach to health insurance expects young people to pay more for their insurance than necessary so that older and sicker people can have insurance. Most young people don't require the same level of healthcare that older people do but their polices will cost more. Maybe people in the Obama administration did not expect young people to know what was going on. Young people are already facing huge debts incurred from going to college. And those same young people are struggling to find jobs that pay enough to pay off those debts and pay for basic living expenses.
Another problem with Obamacare is that companies that do not give their workers more than 29 hours of work don't have to pay health insurance. And those companies that don't hire more than 50 employees don't have to pay health insurance. So this means that young people will struggle to find fulltime jobs with benefits.
This means that it will be harder for young people to start families, find good jobs and buy first homes.
"I think young people may go through some struggles in getting established. Some employers may not be as willing to offer them fulltime jobs with health benefits," said Laura Simmons.