Tag Archives: Obamacare

Editor Casey Interviewed by KFYI’s Terry Gilberg on NSA and Obamacare

Editor Casey Given has been interviewed on The Terry Giberg Show out of Phoenix, Arizona on the NSA’s data collection and Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate delay.

You can find the entire interview here. Casey’s segment starts 18 minutes in.

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White House Will Respond to Associate’s Health Care Policy Proposal

Young Voices Associate Cathy Reisenwitz won a contest from Millennial opinion website PolicyMic with a proposal for fixing the Affordable Care Act. The proposal with the most “mics” in each of three categories, Local Education, National Engagement, and Policy Proposals, will receive a personal response from the White House.

PolicyMic is the voice of our generation, and we’re using our exciting platform to spark meaningful conversation on the issues that matter to young people. PolicyMic‘s “Open Mic” for health care gave our generation the unique opportunity to share their thoughts, concerns, and ideas on how to educate our generation about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and suggest ways to make the law work better for us.

Reisenwitz submitted a proposal to the Policy Proposal category called They want you to think this is complicated. It’s really not. Let competition work. Each submission had to be under 500 words.

Due to government tampering, there is no market for health insurance. It’s currently illegal to:

*Offer customers catastrophic-care health insurance

*Sell health insurance plans across state lines

*Give employees cash to buy plans at the same tax rate as choosing their health insurance for them

Ending the regulatory burden and tax incentives in just these three areas would:

*Give Millennials the ability to buy affordable health insurance that works for them

*Force insurers to actually compete for customers, increasing quality while decreasing price

*End the employer/insurance link, eliminating the incentive for plans which cover routine care

Paying for routine care out of pocket instead of through insurance would allow and incentivize price shopping and competition, decreasing prices and increasing quality. It would also reduce administrative costs and overtreatment.

They want you to think this is complicated. It’s really not. Let competition work.

That proposal beat the next-best-performing submission by more than 100 mics. The White House will be issuing a response in January.

If you’d like to speak to or book Cathy or any of our other Advocates, please contact Young Voices today.

Associate Cathy Published in Forbes

Young Voices Associate Cathy Reisenwitz was published by Forbes writing about #HandsOffMyBirthControl:

Neither health insurance nor birth control would be too expensive for the vast majority of Americans if we were legally allowed to enjoy an actual market for health insurance. It’s time to stop looking at the next Supreme Court case for justice for American women and start looking at crafting a health care system that works. Tax code changes, freedom of choice in plans and interstate competition are just the start. Instead of telling employers #HandsOffMyBirthControl, it’s time for Millennials to tell the government #HandsOffMyHealthInsurance.

You can find the entire opinion piece here.

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Associate Matt Published in TownHall on the ACA

Young Voices Associate Matt Needham has been published on TownHall. In his opinion piece Affordable Care Act, Not Insurers, At Fault For Cancelled Insurance Plans, Matt writes about how the ACA has led insurers to cut plans:

President Obama has come under fire recently for promises about the Affordable Care Act. The President repeatedly assured doubters that under the Affordable Care Act, Americans would be able to keep their existing health insurance. As a growing number of Americans receive cancellation notices from their insurance companies, many are describing this promise as misleading, if not an outright lie. These cancellation notices are particularly infuriating to young people, who are now forced to subsidize the health care of older, more affluent Americans.

Read the rest here.

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Young Voices Associate Cathy Reisenwitz Published by The Chicago Tribune

Today the Chicago Tribune republished a column by Young Voices Associate Cathy Reisenwitz, Millennials Are Opting Out Of Obamacare Because It’s Not Insurance:

The problem with this plan is that it hoses young, relatively poor people like me right when we least need high bills for services they’re not using. And it helps older, relatively rich people who should be able to afford the care they need. If America’s downtrodden and struggling young people are smart, they’ll opt out. Then it’ll be up to the federal government to fine them enough to make up for the shortfall.

Read the rest here.
Read the original article on Forbes here.