Politics & Policy

Oregon Hipster Ads Fail to Attract Young Obamacare Enrollees

The Beaver State is tied for last among 18-to-34s.

Cover Oregon, the state health-insurance exchange that last fall spent more than $3 million in federal funds on a series of arty music videos featuring soulful folk-hipsters, is tied for last among state exchanges for signing up younger enrollees.

With the deadline to enroll at the end of the month, Cover Oregon officials remain confident that they will attract the desired number of young people, as well as their overall enrollee goal. Only half of enrollees across all ages have selected a plan, according to the Oregonian.

“There is a lot of confusion out there,” a Cover Oregon spokesman told the newspaper. “We have some of the lowest premiums in the country. Oregonians can apply and enroll at CoverOregon.com. We are optimistic that as the word gets out about this, young people will come in by the deadline.”

— Andrew Johnson is an editorial associate at National Review Online.

Most Popular

Culture

Courage: The Greatest of Virtues

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is Jonah Goldberg’s weekly “news”letter, the G-File. Subscribe here to get the G-File delivered to your inbox on Fridays. Dear Reader (Or Listener), As the reporter assigned the job of writing the article about all of Sidney Blumenthal’s friends and supporters told his ... Read More
Immigration

My American Dream

This morning, at 8 a.m., I did something I’ve wanted to do for as long as I can remember: I became an American. I first applied for a visa in early 2011, and since then I have slowly worked my way through the system — first as a visa-holder, then as a permanent resident (green card), and, finally, as a ... Read More
U.S.

The Gun-Control Debate Could Break America

Last night, the nation witnessed what looked a lot like an extended version of the famous “two minutes hate” from George Orwell’s novel 1984. During a CNN town hall on gun control, a furious crowd of Americans jeered at two conservatives, Marco Rubio and Dana Loesch, who stood in defense of the Second ... Read More