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Pro-Obamacare supporters attempting to bribe young voters to sign up

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The deadline for Obamacare enrollment is March 31, 2014 and now it appears that a group of pro-Obamacare activists are attempting to bribe young voters, ages 18 to 34, to a raffle of a cash prize of $1,200 in an effort to get them to enroll into Obamacare, the Daily Caller reported on Saturday.

Eric Owens, Education Editor of The Daily Caller said that the Obamacare activists, “Young Invincibles (YI)” whose organization is in Washington, DC, claim to represent the interests of young Americans and feel that raffling off $1200 would entice young Americans to sign up.

The “Young Invincibles”, whose organization was conceived out of a law school cafeteria in 2009, said in a press release, “By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants could win $1,200, about the average cost of health care coverage for an uninsured young person for a year on the new Health Insurance Marketplace.”

Owens said that the “Young Invincibles” statement that the $1200 cash prize would cover a full year of health care coverage under Obamacare as unrealistic and that obviously, the young voters must be math-deficient.

The examples that the Owens used showed that in Michigan, an unmarried 25-year-old person with a decent job seeking “bronze”-level health insurance can expect to pay about $197 per month ($2364 a year), while in Oregon, catastrophic-care insurance with an annual deductible of $6,350 costs just over $128 per month ($1536 a year) for a 25-year-old.

Campus Reform, a watchdog to the nation's higher education system, exposing bias and abuse on the nation's college campuses pointed out that the Obama administration said they need at least 40 percent of Obamacare enrollees who are younger and healthier to help pay the costs of Obamacare but, presently, only 25 percent are.

Several foundations support the “Young Invincibles” and health advocates such as the American Diabetes Association but also radical liberal organizations such as pro-abortion groups Planned ParentHood and Choice America, SEIU, National Council of La Raza, Black Youth Vote, and the left leaning Senior Citizen group, AARP.

Originally, YI was formed to make sure that their perspective is heard wherever decisions about their collective future are being made.

Now, that seems to have all changed.

“Apparently, Young Invincibles went from a national organization “making sure” the perspective of 18- to 34 year-olds “is heard” to an organization in bed with the Obama administration begging 18- to 34 year-olds to sign up for Obamacare with a $1,200 raffle,” said Owens.

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