ACA Won’t Help Young, Childless Adults, Op-Ed Argues
In a Washington Times opinion piece, Nita Ghei -- policy research editor at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University -- argues that young, low-income, childless adults will be disproportionately affected by high premiums under the Affordable Care Act. Ghei notes that insurance regulation -- such as a ban on "community rating" and new benefits that health plans must cover -- means that the "poor are the ones who will pay the highest price, in relation to their income, under Obamacare." Ghei calls for reducing "the burden of regulation so that health care and other services are as affordable as they can be for everyone."
- "Ghei: The Poor Will Pay More" (Ghei, Washington Times, 6/20).