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Study looks at young people and the Affordable Care Act

WASHINGTON (WKZO) -- A new study from the National Center for Public Policy Research finds that young people across the country could save themselves some big money by not participating in Obamacare. Doctor David Hogberg, author of the study, says that the exchanges being created as part of the Affordable Care Act will soon be online, and it would actually make more sense for many people to go uninsured, rather than sign up with one of them.

Hogberg says that, because a person can now wait until after they're sick to buy health insurance, it could potentially save them between 500 and a thousand dollars a year to do that, and just pay the fine that the government's now charging people for being uninsured.

Hogberg says that he supports other ways of trying to reduce healthcare costs, like allowing the purchase of insurance over state lines or giving people health care savings accounts. You can see Hogberg's study by following this link.