Millennials continue to run away from Obamacare

by Ryan Streeter on December 8, 2013. Follow Ryan on Twitter.

While on the topic of the rising generation, I should point to the Harvard survey on millennials released late last week. The poll of 2,089 18- to 29-year-old U.S. citizens reveals that whether it’s referred to as the ACA or Obamacare, 56 to 57% of millennials  disapprove of it.

By a margin of 2-to-1, the respondents believe that their healthcare quality will decrease under the law.

And only 29% of the uninsured respondents said they planned to sign up for Obamacare.

With numbers like these, it doesn’t matter if the Obama administration gets the web site working perfectly. They simply won’t have the numbers of younger, healthier workers they need to make their projections work. America will be in for some serious sticker shock in November 2014 (yes, the administration pushed the date back past the election…) when the new  premium rates come out, with the lower enrollment assumptions factored in.