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Obamacare and Young People:

A recent poll by Harvard University's Institute of Politics shows that only 13 percent of uninsured 18-29 year olds say they will definitely enroll in the Obamacare exchanges. The White House estimates that it needs about 40 percent of enrollees to be under the age of 35. Obamacare was designed for the young people that sign up to offset the costs of insuring older patients with pre-existing medical issues.  Yet, The Washington Post reports, about 25 percent of the current enrollees is under the age of 35.  One reason is the skyrocketing cost of premiums.

This map says it all. A young man in his twenties who currently has individual insurance but will be forced to enroll in the exchange is estimated to pay an increase of 47 percent. Young women living in West Virginia will be forced to pay an estimated increase of 10 percent under Obamacare.

As always, I want to hear how the implementation of Obamacare is impacting your life. Share your story on my Facebook or Twitter page.

Taking Advantage of Domestic Energy:

The Energy and Commerce Committee held a hearing this week focused on the legal and regulatory authorities of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission(FERC). The hearing allowed Members to address concerns about the agency overstepping its authority, and best to protect our nation's infrastructure, keep energy costs low, and ensure permits are issued in a timely manner.  Click the image below to hear me ask questions to the FERC Commissioners.

McKinley, WVU Host Energy Summit:

If you are in the Morgantown area this Monday, December 9th come join me at the Second Annual Energy Summit hosted by West Virginia University. A diverse panel of experts from industry, academics and environmental groups will be discussing how current and proposed energy polices impact the economic climate in the United States.

  • What:  Second Annual Energy Forum.
  • When:  Monday, December 9, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Where:  Mountainlair Ballroom, West Virginia University, Morgantown, W.Va.

For more information contact my Washington D.C. office at(202)225-4172.

McKinley Hosts Town Hall Meetings in Williamstown and Davis:

Last week I held town halls in Williamstown and Davis. West Virginians voiced their concerns on a number of issues ranging from the rollout of Obamacare to the upcoming budget negotiations. Since taking office almost three years ago, we have conducted more than 100 town hall meetings and roundtables all around the First District.  We look forward to holding even more as we hear about your issues and concerns, first hand.

Rep. McKinley listens to constituents in Williamstown during a recent town hall meeting.

Upcoming House Activity:

The House will be in session next week to continue debate on the Federal budget, farm programs, sustainable growth rate reform, and Iran sanctions. Please reach out to my Washington, D.C. office at(202)225-4172 to voice your thoughts and concerns on any upcoming legislation. 

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Survey Results


What are you most thankful for this year?

AnswerTotal
Family15.92%
Friends 7.35%
Health 7.35%
Living in America 6.12%
All of the above63.27%

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