The Obama administration looks to younger Americans to save the Affordable Care Act by creating a new advertising campaign. (Photo: iStock)

While Hillary Clinton is struggling to get young people — the ones who helped elect Barack Obama twice — to the polls this year, the outgoing president is having trouble getting these same people to sign up for health insurance.

Much of the Affordable Care Act’s struggles are tied to the fact that millions of millennials are forgoing insurance. As a result, the ACA marketplace is older and sicker than anticipated, making it hard for insurers to turn a profit. In response, insurers have been raising premiums or leaving the marketplace entirely.

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