PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Chris Stigall took issue Tuesday with comments by former White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley about younger enrollees of health insurance subsidizing older Americans’ health care costs.
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Daley, speaking with Charlie Rose and Norah O’Donnell on CBS This Morning and responding to a question about rising insurance premiums, said that as more young people enroll, the cost for seniors should decline.
“We’ve got to see an acceptance by young people in the theory that they insure themselves and they pay for that, in spite of a difficult economy…I think you’re going to see over time a continuing emphasis by the administration on the benefits, especially to young people, and those of us who are a little older will reap the benefits from having a system that is very much being paid for by the healthier people and younger people in society,” Daley said.
Stigall stated he believes the motivation of the President’s Administration is to trick people that do not need health insurance into supporting a system that would be unsustainable without them.
“This is astounding in its honesty…The former White House Chief of Staff just admits on national TV, out loud, you young morons, we’ve got to convince you…to get signed up. We need a bunch of young people…because once all you young dupes start paying for the system, why that’s when old timers can suck up all the money,’” Stigall said.