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Will ‘invincibles’ doom Obamacare?
By Byron McNutt

THEY ARE BEING called “the young invincibles.” They are the millions of young people around America who are taking the stand: “I don’t feel I should pay for something I don’t use. I shouldn’t be penalized for having good health.”

These healthy young people want to opt out of buying health insurance which is a keystone of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. The first year penalty for opting out is only $100. The penalty jumps to $695, or 2.5% of taxable income, whichever is more, by 2016.

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 5:40 PM
 

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