White House getting desperate on Obamacare?

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by NW Spotlight

The White House sent out an email yesterday reminding people to sign up for Obamacare by the March 31st deadline, relating it to college basketball’s March Madness: “ACA Bracket: The 16 Sweetest Reasons to Get Covered – As millions of Americans scramble to fill out their March Madness brackets, we’ve got another big milestone coming up: the March 31 deadline to sign up for health insurance in 2014. If you need affordable coverage, head over to HealthCare.gov and #GetCoveredNow.”

The White House push seems to be aimed at younger “invincibles” who are needed because by paying in more than they’ll cost in health insurance claims, they’ll subsidize older and/or less healthy Americans signing up for Obamacare.

The White House provides a link where you can go to vote on your “favorite reason to get covered,” featuring a set of frenetic GIF videos:

  • Women can’t be charged more than men VS Because accidents happen
  • Birth control is free VS Insurance companies can’t discriminate
  • No lifetime limits on coverage VS Insurance companies are accountable to you
  • It will give your mom peace of mind VS Injuries can lead to huge medical bills
  • Checkups could save your life VS You only live once
  • You might qualify for free or low-cost coverage VS Health care should be a right, not a privilege
  • You never know when you’ll take a hard foul VS It’s the smart thing to do
  • Nobody’s invincible VS Being uninsured is scary

The good news is that the White House web site appears to be working, so you can at least watch the little videos.

  • Bob Clark

    Obama should be called the Pixie Dust president. Some how he says all he needs to do is wave his magic pen, and whatever he proclaims will defy the usual course of human interactions. His ’08 campaign was like the guy selling secret potions at the traveling show of yesteryear, and to think of all the gullible educated folks who fell for the hope and change shtick.

  • guest

    Reedited lead-in ought read White House getting despicable on Obamacare. And if you’re virtually sick and tired of the tyrant occupier of the White House, lmage this: Clinton – Obama 2016 Bumper Sticker…

  • Jack Lord God

    Obamacare is effectively dead at this stage of the game. It’s financing scheme was the individual mandate. Well, that is de facto gone because all you need to do now is state you have a hardship and you don’t have to buy insurance. No proof of hardship is needed.

    Obamacare was always about two things:

    1 – Distraction. Make a big complicated bill, one of whose elements is expanding Medicaid coverage so more of the middle class gets hooked on an entitlement. Put it all on a credit card and by the time anyone figures it out it’s too late. That part they got.

    2 – Totalitarianism – Start getting people used to the idea that individual decision making is remarkable, government deciding for you the default.

    These people absolutely hate individual decision making, it is why the left hammers the self employed at every opportunity for example. Think of the absurdity of it all, government not only telling you that you have to have insurance but they will tell you what that insurance has to cover? Insanity. Why in the world should a man with a vasectomy or a woman with a hysterectomy have to have birth control covered on their insurance plan?

    • DavidAppell

      Rupert Huse of Rupert Huse & Son (www.huse.com) of Springfield, Oregon wrote:
      Obamacare is effectively dead at this stage of the game.

      What a…dumb…statement. (Yes, dumb.)

      Obamacare has fundamentally changed the country. Even Republicans now know that it cannot be repealed, and that we cannot go back to a time when 50 M people were uninsured, and many could not buy insurance at any price, due to pre-existing conditions.

      No Republican had the courage to bring about this change. Obama did.

      • Stan Down

        Appell, your core beliefs contain cedes of a New World Order and posterior kissing of a narcissist OMG reeking BO aPlenty with michael moore to come. Yech!

  • thevillageidiot

    And for all those healthy at every age don’t join!!!! the fine is cheaper than saving the premiums. What happens if you don’t sign up until you need it. you cannot be denied. The one thing NOBODY will tell the public is it starts all over next October for next years enrollment. This is not permanent coverage. You do not sign up once and your done. You are never done. for those in baby boom generation stay healthy. Avoid doctors, hospitals and big Pharma drugs. We know how to do it and it is far cheaper than the premiums. An no I don’t qualify for free insurance, medicare,or medicaid.

    • Jack Lord God

      There is no fine, simply claim a hardship, no proof needed, and shazaam, no fine.

      Obamacare was a scam – a way to expand Medicaid, put it all on the credit card, and then claim “unintended consequences” when anyone called them on it.

      Oh – and get ready for forking over ocean tankers of taxpayer money to insurance companies when the guarantied profits element of Obamacare kicks in because no one is signing up.

      • DavidAppell

        Rupert Huse of Rupert Huse & Son (www.huse.com) of Springfield, Oregon wrote:
        …simply claim a hardship

        So you advocate lying? Is that what your conservative ideology has brought you to, lying, so you can go without insurance and let the rest of society pick up your health costs when you have a medical problem you can’t afford?

        You continue to scrap the bottom of the barrel.

        • .

          Whilst you screech your finkernails across a blackboard. Appell, IMO, your nuts aren’t worth harvesting.

  • DavidAppell

    Let’s remove the requirement that all ERs treat all incomers, and see how the invincible the young are then.

    I broke three bones in my 20s, two of which required surgery. I was very, very glad to have health insurance.

    • .

      Bottom line: Two bones reconnected, one numb skull remains to bind.