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Liberal Student Blogger Upset With Obamacare's 'Unintended Consequences


"Relying on marketing turning out to be problematic."

A liberal Ivy League student penned a blog for the Daily Kos Monday skewering President Barack Obama's signature health care law, arguing it has become a "law of unintended consequences."

Micahel Convente, who attends the University of Pennsylvania, titled his post, "Confessions of an Obamacare Advocate With Cancelled Policy Facing 38% Premium Hike."

A woman looks at the HealthCare. gov insurance exchange internet site October 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. (AFP/Getty Images)

"[F]or us, at least in the college health insurance market, the ACA has truly been the 'law of unintended consequences," he wrote.

"Health insurance is nuanced like crazy, and sadly most people don't have the time and/or capacity to really understand the gritty details," he continued. "Relying on marketing slogans, some of which turned out not to be so correct, is turning out to be problematic."

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Convente concluded noting that since "the overwhelming majority" of students are "young and healthy" it's likely "only students with known health issues will purchase" the now costly student health plan.

Nonetheless, in an interview with website Campus Reform, the Ivy League student says he still supports the law.

"Overall, I enthusiastically support the Affordable Care Act and its mission to ensure that all Americans have access to affordable, quality health care," he said.

(H/T: Campus Reform)


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