Stuck with the check, young Americans to pay for Obamacare.

On Tuesday, the bell rang and Obamacare officially opened for business, signaling a new front in the president's long-standing war on the young. The administration has stated it needs roughly 2.7 million 18- to 35-year-olds to enroll in the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges between now and the end of March in order for them to be successful.

What the administration really means is that it needs 18- to 35-year-olds to fork over substantially more than their fair share of the nation's health-care expenditures in order to subsidize older and sicker enrollees.

Until now, it has been unclear exactly how much more the young and healthy would have to pay. But today, the American Action Forum released a study that looks at pre- and post-ACA premiums for a 30-year-old male who buys insurance in the individual market. What we found is that his premiums are set to increase exponentially in 2014, with a nationwide average increase of 260 percent.
 Source: Real Clear Policy
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