Another day, another argument about healthcare premiums rising. It’s a contentious point during election season, with the Hillary camp hoping to refine and mold Obamacare into something that works for the future, while Trump and the right want to blow it to oblivion for something new. Premiums are rising, once again, but the nation now has 5% of its population that wasn’t previously able to get coverage insured under the ACA. There’s nothing simple about this problem that’s getting more expensive by the day, and by Trevor Noah’s estimation, it’s partially the fault of those damn healthy, young people.
“In order for Obamacare to make economic sense, both healthy people and sick people would need to have health insurance. That’s the only way it works. Because for insurance to remain affordable, you need healthy people to subsidize the sick people.”