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NPR Discovers That Obamacare Needs Healthy People, It Doesn't Matter If They Are Young

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Friday, 24 January 2014 20:51

All Things Considered ran a piece making the obvious point, it doesn't matter for the finances of the health insurance exchanges whether or not young people sign up. What matters is that healthy people sign up. Some of us have been making this point for a while, but it's great to see that major national news outlets are capable of learning.

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wasn't it an insurance spokesman who disagreed with conventional wisdom?
written by jaaaaayceeeee, January 24, 2014 10:52

Wasn't it an insurance spokesman who disagreed with conventional wisdom, pointing out that health is more profitable than youth? Admittedly I caught only a couple of sentences.

It WAS good that the news reader then went on to point out that training wheels like risk corridors are normal stabilizers, for implementing such policy (instead of warning us against taxpayers paying insurers bailouts).
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written by Sirius_TheStarDog, January 25, 2014 11:08
Whoa whoa whoa CEPR.

NPR is only two or three months behind the story here.
Much better than usual.

Given how poor NPR's political and financial reporting has become, is there any wonder why people don't donate to keep the narrative promoting radio (NPR) network on the air?
Spoke too Soon...They Seem to Have Forgotten Again
written by whoisjoe, January 27, 2014 8:27
I was listening to NPR this morning, and there was a piece about how young, healthy people are needed, but young people are the most poorly informed about how to get this coverage. *Sigh*

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