CALLER: I have another question I was wondering. All of this about the health care bill they’re talking about every night, the linchpin seems to be the young, the Millennium generation paying into this. But he hasn’t created a job for any of these people in the past five years. How are these people gonna kick in if they don’t have a job?
RUSH: There you go again. See, that, I think, is a brilliant question. I’m gonna dissect that question and answer it when we come back. Carol, thank you. You have just opened my mind even further.
RUSH: Carol in Pittsburgh with a brilliant question. On the surface it doesn’t seem like it’s brilliant, but in the context of the answer and what the question means, it’s pretty smart. Okay, Obamacare does depend on young, healthy people signing up at these inflated costs and then, because they’re healthy, not using it — i.e., no costs — and their premiums, what they’re paying, funds Obamacare for the poor and the elderly. And that is the design. Young, healthy people — i.e., the Millennials — their premiums are going up, they’re learning it, those who get through. But they’re not gonna put much cost pressure on it because they’re healthy and they, outside of an accident, are not going to require a lot of care, so they’re cheap in terms of expenses. So that money will be used to fund care and insurance for the poor and the elderly.
Her question was, “Well, how in the world is this gonna work? They don’t have any jobs. There are no jobs for them, so where are they going to get the money?”
Now, what I think is brilliant about the question is it fits in with everything we’re talking about today. Assumptions that are totally devoid of reality. The reality is Millennials can’t find work, ergo, they’ve got no income, yet they are the primary funders, and yet the wizards of smart behind all this don’t seem to put that together. They just think that they open the website, announce it’s available, and these eager Millennials run in and sign up. But they, even the wizards of smart are failing to realize that because of the economy they have all given us, there aren’t any jobs for these people. They’re not even putting two and two together.