The Obama administration is so desperate to get young people to sign up for ObamaCare, that it is willing to spend a lot of your tax dollars in ridiculous ways!
You need to understand that ObamaCare's “success” is predicated on the ability to get young, healthy people to buy into the system … hence the desperation. You also need to understand that when you run the numbers, it is actually financially prudent for young, healthy Americans to simply pay the penalty rather than bothering with ObamaCare exchanges.
Nonetheless, the Department of Health and Human Services has announced this week that it will be hosting a video contest: The “Health Young America” contest. They will hold a contest to see who can produce the best videos to convince young people to sign up for ObamaCare. Winners will get cash prizes – more of your tax dollars! So we are asking people to create government propaganda and them paying them with tax dollars. Sounds about right?
Rick Perry gets it exactly right, "If ObamaCare were sound health care policy, Secretary Sebelius wouldn't have to resort to video contests and prizes to tempt people to sign up.” Nonetheless, federal grants amounting to $684 million will be spent on ObamaCare “outreach” throughout the country.
But that's not all. According to a report in the Daily Mail, the liberal organization that has been tapped to host this video contest is run by the former top lobbyist for the infamous ACORN organization. Deepak Bhargava is now the executive director of the Center for Community Change, after working for ACORN for 10 years. The Obama administration is now partnering
Young Invincibles, which operates under the fiscal auspices of the Center for Community Change.
Meanwhile, the drumbeat to defund ObamaCare continues to beat. Unfortunately it's hard to tell whether this August recess has convinced more Republicans to support the effort to defund ObamaCare, or if it's given Republicans enough time to become scared. The Heritage Foundation produced a short video debunking any of these myths about defunding ObamaCare.
Each day, the stories continue to pour in about this train wreck. Just this week we had clothing retailer Forever 21 cutting part-time hours because of ObamaCare. Over 100,000 people in New Jersey will be losing their current health insurance because of ObamaCare. Even Obama's hometown newspaper is calling for at least a delay. Meanwhile, the administration has now missed half of the legally imposed implementation deadlines for ObamaCare. But a video contest is supposed to make everything better? Give me a break.