As the effects of Obamacare are finally being noticed by young people, many are disappointed and confused as to why their costs have increased and their options have decreased. Becky Norton Dunlop, Vice President of External Relations at The Heritage Foundation, explains why this is occurring and offers conservative solutions to remedy the situation.


  • According to a Harvard Institute of Politics survey, 57% of young people disapprove of Obamacare and 51% say the law would increase their healthcare expenses
  • According to Becky Norton Dunlop, Obamacare’s main problems are: 1.) Loss of Freedom, 2.) Employers Reducing Hours, 3.) College not offering low cost plans, 4.) Religious Freedom may be violated, and 5.) Premiums will continue to rise
  • Conservatives believe in market-based solutions instead of “top-down” big government dictates that are inefficient and costly
  • Becky Norton Dunlop suggests that the federal government should develop options to encourage young people to have their own insurance plans, promote health savings accounts, provide tax incentives, and eliminate state barriers for people to purchase their health insurance across state lines