GOP Rep: Young people ripped off by O-Care

One of the youngest House Republicans cried foul on behalf of young people he says are being ripped off by Obamacare.

Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.) took to the airwaves on Saturday, hammering the White House for efforts to sell a “bad product” to young Americans.

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Under the president’s signature healthcare program, insurance companies “are forced by law to shift the cost of older and sicker patients onto young people. And the president needs a lot of young people – about 2.7 million – to enroll so he can shift the costs onto them and keep premiums from skyrocketing,” Schock said in the weekly Republican address.

“Where I come from, we call it a ripoff,” the 32-year-old added.

Speaking from former president Ronald Reagan’s alma mater Eureka College in Illinois, Schock contended that Obama has stifled opportunities for young people to thrive economically.

“Young people helped put the president in office, and with this health care law, he’s pushing them into years of less choice, fewer opportunities, and larger bills,” Schock said.

Instead, he explained that the government should “scrap” the law,” start over with an approach that focuses on lower costs, more choice, and more freedom and competition.” 

“We should make it so that young people pay their fair share for health care, and nothing more,” Schock added.

Since October, Republicans have seized on the daily unfolding problems with Obamacare’s full implementation. 

On Friday, the president attempted to shoulder the blame for mishaps with his health law's rollout. 

“Since I'm in charge, obviously we screwed it up,” Obama said at his final scheduled press conference of the year. He added however, “that we've got several million people who are going to have health care that works.”