Matthews Confronts Obama About ‘Resistance’ from Young People to Signing Up for Obamacare
The first question of Chris Matthews‘s big, wide-ranging interview with President Obama at American University was, of course, about health care, and the fact that there’s some “resistance out there” from young people about enrolling in Obamacare, given all the problems that have plagued the website the past two months. And while Matthews didn’t directly address it, there is a recent poll showing a stark increase in Obama’s disapproval ratings among young people.
The president insisted that “for the vast majority of the people,” the Obamacare site is working fine now, and went down the list of talking points on why it’s important for young people to enroll in Obamacare. He said, “It’s probably going to cost you less than your cell phone bill or your cable bill.”
Obama also warned that costs go up for everybody else if someone ends up getting in an accident, goes to the hospital, and didn’t enroll in health care first.
Watch the video below, via MSNBC:
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