It is clear that this administration is engaging in a concerted effort to “sell” ObamaCare to the American people. What's amazing is that these people are delusional enough to believe that the problem with ObamaCare is the messaging and not the law itself. The fact remains that ObamaCare remains wildly unpopular. While Nancy Pelosi once said that we have to pass the bill so we can find out what's in it, the fact is that the more we find out about it, the less we like it!
Today at the White House the president is hosting a Mother's Day-themed event. The event specifically targets women and young people, trying to promote the benefits of ObamaCare to these groups. According to the Associated Press, “Obama will promote the benefits of the law for women, including free cancer screenings and contraceptives, and ask moms to urge their uninsured adult children to sign up for the health insurance 'exchanges' that open this fall.” The audience for this event, by the way, is said to include representatives from Planned Parenthood.
According to Bloomberg News, Obama has ordered any of his Cabinet officials to sell ObamaCare during any commencement speeches they may have been asked to make this graduation season: “To counter the criticism, the White House has told all Cabinet members and senior officials to use commencement speeches to drive home for graduating college students and their parents the benefits they gain from a provision of the law that allows young adults to stay on their family’s insurance plans until they turn 26.” It looks like they are stretching liberal indoctrination in higher education through to the bitter end (graduation day).
Meanwhile, we have Nancy Pelosi who continues to maintain a delusional allegiance to the law. Yesterday she praised ObamaCare as “remarkable”: "It's going to be something so remarkable in terms of prevention and wellness; it's going to be something so great in terms of technology and ... electronic medical records. It's not going to be just about ... good healthcare in our country, it's going to be about good health in our country." I wonder if Nancy Pelosi is aware of the Oregon study released last week related to Medicaid coverage? The well-researched study of Oregon's Medicaid expansion essentially concluded that access to health insurance doesn't actually make us any healthier!
Yesterday, a Democratic Congresswoman Janice Hahn of California tried to tell us that ObamaCare will help improve marriage in this country. Wow, who knew?
But it's not just Obama, administration officials or Democrat politicians trying to sell ObamaCare; The federal government is also using your tax dollars to sell the American public on the law. According to the Washington Examiner: “Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced Thursday that HHS will spend $150 million to teach people how to enroll in the Obamacare exchanges, after a Democratic senator scolded her for running a poor 'public information campaign.'” We know that person to be Democrat Senator Max Baucus, who labeled the implementation as a “train wreck.” A train wreck, indeed, and at your expense.