Rachel Alexander

Finally, the reality of Obamacare is setting in. Young people thought they would have free health insurance. In reality, the true cost of healthcare through the Obamacare exchanges is coming out and it is much more than what they would pay for in the private sector. Instead of paying $4/mth for birth control at Walmart through the private sector, Sandra Fluke has ensured that government intervention in the area of birth control will escalate everyone’s overall healthcare premiums and costs.

Obamacare is designed so that young, healthy people pay more for healthcare in order to subsidize older, less healthy people. The fewer young people who enroll, the higher the costs of Obamacare. Obamacare needs 40 percent of those who sign up to be under 35, but only 29 percent of uninsured 18-to-29-year-olds say they intend to enroll.

The older generations are better suited to buy into Obama’s false promises of hope and change, because there is still a little money left to be borrowed to pass along to them through Social Security, and they have seniority at their existing union jobs. Millennials aren’t benefiting from any of this. The best they get from this administration is staying on their parents’ health insurance a few extra years - embarrassing at best.

As young people continue to struggle five years into Obama’s presidency, they are becoming resentful of his endless pricey jaunts around the world with his wife and daughters, visiting the most exotic locations and meeting celebrities galore. While Michelle Obama wears the finest designer clothing, Millennials are still living in their parents’ basements well into their 20’s, lucky to even own a used car.

Another factor contributing to Millennial dissatisfaction is the vast domestic surveillance state imposed by this administration. What was once considered a Republican area - national security - has now been taken to new lengths by the left under Obama. Millennials are wired more than previous generations, so spying on their wireless phones, email and social media activity disproportionately affects them. It is no coincidence that the individual who leaked information about the NSA’s domestic surveillance program, Edward Snowden, Is only 30.

In 2008, 66 percent of young people voted for Obama, which decreased to 60 percent in 2012. Without the youth vote, Obama would not have won reelection. This bodes well for Republicans in 2016. The Democrats have no money left to promise young people.

What has Obama done for young people? Government-controlled birth control which increased their healthcare costs, and some tinkering with student loans, which has had no more effect on rising education debt than throwing a thimbleful of water on a fire. Millennials are stuck paying for broke entitlement programs the Democrats promised to older generations in order to buy the latter’s vote. The party is over, and young people are tired of picking up the tab.

Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander is the editor of the Intellectual Conservative. She also serves as senior editor of The Stream.