The Washington Times - March 10, 2010, 05:13PM

If anyone can afford not to have health insurance, it’s young people. And yet President Obama is lobbying for a provision in the Senate-passed health care bill that would require insurance plans that cover dependents to extend coverage until dependents reach the age of 26.

As Michelle Malkin reported today, President Obama spoke at Arcadia University on Monday, toting some “goodies” along with him.

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Appropriately dubbed ‘Santa Obama’ by Malkin, Obama received loud applause after saying, “If you’re a young adult, which many of you are, you’ll be able to stay on your parents’ insurance policy until you’re 26 years old.”

Why the ardent appeal to young people? Perhaps President Obama is trying to buy their vote, or maybe trying to hang on to it?

According to a recent survey conducted by the Pew Research Center, President Obama is quickly losing support among the voting bloc he so successfully enchanted in 2008.

Let’s hope students continue to see through Mr. Obama’s offensive political tactics.