Ashley Pratte

Last night sources reported that the White House made the decision to extend Obamacare's March 31 enrollment deadline. This news didn't come as a shock to many since there have been so many delays, mistakes, and failures with this disastrous law and its rollout.

The reason for the extension is for those who are "struggling" with the enrollment process. This just goes to show just how unprepared the administration was in implementing Obamacare. The White House continues to make accommodations for its failures instead of fixing the fundamental problems.

Throughout the past four years the merits of Obamacare have been touted by liberal progressives but the reality of the rollout has been quite different. Four years ago it never would've been guessed that over six million people would lose their insurance, that only 25 percent of young people would enroll, and that liberals would be fleeing from their support for such a flawed law.

The Obama administration and liberals nationwide completely misjudged Obamacare and irresponsibly passed a law that has only worked to the detriment of many Americans. Over 30 delays have gone into effect since the passage of the law, proving that it was never ready for implementation. The White House made a grave error in assuming that Obamacare would be popular among the country's millennials, expecting that they wouldn't realize they were faced with picking up the hefty tab.

It is important to point out this delay for what it is, an accommodation for the White House to hopefully boost its enrollment numbers. What message is being sent to young people when there is no hard and fast deadline? Young America’s Foundation polling shows that 62 percent of young people are less confident in the federal government’s handling of major programs after the botched rollout of Obamacare. The perception that young people have of the federal government and this administration is that they are incompetent and incapable.


Ashley Pratte

Ashley Pratte is the Spokeswoman for Young America’s Foundation.