Seattle is making a unique push for young people to get health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. It involves live music and a bar full of so-called Young Invincibles .
People under 30 earned the nickname because they historically haven't purchased health insurance.
They think they're never going to get sick, said Jackson Holtz, who helped organize the 'Go Health Yourself' event at Chop Suey onCapitolHill.
The idea was to host a great band, Hey Marseilles, to get young people in the door, and then educate them about the Affordable Care Act once inside.
Among the crowd of people who showed up Thursday night was Corrine Whiting. She's a self-employed writer who currently purchases her own health insurance, but she says the coverage isn't cheap and she doesn't get much out of it.
I love the band playing tonight, and this has also been on my to do list, to learn more about Obamacare, she said.
She met with a representative with King County Public Health for about 15 minutes before the concert began.
She just walked me through the process so that I now can go online and do it myself, said Whiting.
Holtz hopes she not only enrolls herself, but encourages her friends to do the same.
We want people to let their friends and family know this affordable quality care is available, and it's easy to get, he said.
He says young people are an important part of the process, because insurance companies need young, healthy adults to enroll to balance the cost of covering sick people.
If you want health coverage under the Affordable Care Act by Jan. 1, 2014, the deadline to enroll is December 23.
Thursday's event was just one of several designed to reach out to the younger population.