Mike Huckabee News
Jul 25 2013
This week, the White House once again welcomed a group of Hollywood celebrities. But this time, it wasn’t for a party or gala. President Obama hopes to get showbiz stars to convince young Americans to buy health insurance on the Obamacare exchanges. It’s a tough sell: most young people don’t feel that they need health insurance. But Obama needs at least 2.7 million young people to buy policies they don’t need so that their premiums can fund the coverage for older, sicker people. In other words, he’s asking celebrities to convince their young fans to voluntarily engage in a massive transfer of wealth from their generation to baby boomers. When your livelihood depends on not ticking off large numbers of people, that could be a problem. It’s worth noting that Oprah was invited to the Obamacare sales pitch meeting, but she sent a rep. You know you’ve got an unpopular plan when you invite your biggest supporter to the White House to hear about it, and she’s suddenly got more important things to do.
Speaking of Obamacare, the latest Washington Post/ABC News poll shows that the closer the program’s start date gets, the less popular it becomes, and it wasn’t exactly the queen of the prom to begin with. Republicans and Independents hate it more than ever. But support among self-described moderate and conservative Democrats has also plummeted to 46 percent. In fact, the only demographic group that still strongly approves of Obamacare is liberal Democrats. I can’t help thinking that even that will probably drop if liberal Democrats like Nancy Pelosi ever get around to reading it.