WATCH: Obama pitches ACA to youth at White House
President Barack Obama touted the benefits of the Affordable Care Act to a group of young leaders Wednesday afternoon at the White House Youth Summit. The president urged participants to help other young people enroll for health care coverage through the exchanges.
Support from young voters has waned for President Barack Obama and his signature health care law amid his campaign to renew the public’s interest in the Affordable Care Act, according to a Harvard Institute of Politics poll published Wednesday.
The poll found that 40 percent of 18- to 29-year-olds believe Obamacare will bring worse care, while 51 percent believe they will have to pay more under the law. Worse, 57 percent of the same demographic that helped elect Obama into the presidential office disapprove of Obamacare. As for whether or not the millennial demographic will enroll in the exchange, among those currently without health insurance, less than 1/3 say they’re likely to sign up for coverage under the new law.