There is a growing number of Republicans vowing to keep the "slacker mandate" in place, forcing insurance companies to provide coverage for the children of customers up until such "children" reach age 26. Speaking as a young adult under this age threshold, it is insulting that the federal government treats people in their mid-20s as children.Never mind that the insurance companies themselves are volunteering to keep providing this coverage. Passing legislation would "force" them to do it and that's practically blasphemy. Never mind that it might actually be good for business to be getting those extra premiums for what are generally healthy, cheap people to cover.
Not only do some Republicans wish to keep the slacker mandate, but they think it doesn't go far enough. Republican Congressman Steve Stivers wants to one-up Obama by expanding the slacker mandate to cover “kids” up to age 31. Come on, now.
There is nothing in ObamaCare that is worth saving. Every single provision in the massive 2,801 page bill infringes on the liberty of all Americans. The entire law should be thrown out—no exceptions. ObamaCare should go down in the history books as a big mistake that will never be repeated.
But a message for you young Americans from FreedomWorks: If you're 26 and don't have insurance of your own, you're a slacker! Get out there and get on the vast right-wing conspiracy's welfare plan, just like the young adult who wrote this post did. (It's far safer than joining the Armed Services and actually serving your country.) If you're one of the millions unlucky enough to have not been born healthy, well, you're still a slacker. Suck it up! Be a real American and stop complaining about the fact that Republicans want you to die. That's your problem.