OBAMACARE TO USE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO PROMOTE HEALTHCARE LAW

By: Michael Lotfi
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“It’s for the kids.” Perhaps the greatest line in political propaganda ever marketed to the world will now be featured in Obama’s newest commercials. Joshua Cook with BenSwann.com already reported that the health care law would take an additional $2 billion/yr. of taxpayers’ money to promote the law.

The Oregon advertisement company uses a “hipster” vibe in their production. The below video is one of their commercials promoting the health care law. “We fly with our own wings” is a melody the video repeats. Apparently the tax payer’s wings are now owned by everyone.

“Long Live Oregon” is my favorite. Can’t get this damn song out of my head… Well Played, Cover Oregon.

Premiums have skyrocketed under Obamacare in Oregon. (Forbes)

Premiums have skyrocketed under Obamacare in Oregon. (Forbes)

 

Someone forgot to mention to Amy Fauver, marketing director for Cover Oregon, that premiums have skyrocketed in the state. She left that part out of the commercials. Then again, the commercials don’t really talk about the law at all, or any of the effects so far seen.

Not everyone is upset with the ads. Time Magazine awarded Oregon the “Number One State For Government Funded Obamacare Ads” Apparently that’s something to be proud of.


Cover Oregon is rounding up high school marching bands from around the state to be featured in their next commercial.

The commercial will feature young children playing an Obamacare anthem. Each band will have to audition for the slot.

It is not immediately known if students will be allowed to opt-out of the commercial if they are in the school’s marching band.

The company will also soon release ads in Spanish.

 

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Michael Lotfi is a Persian-American political analyst and adviser living in Nashville, Tennessee where he works as the executive director for the Tenth Amendment Center (TN). Lotfi founded TheLibertyPaper.org, which is an online news source that is visited daily by readers in over 135 countries. Lotfi also writes a column at The Washington Times called "American Millennial". Lotfi graduated in the top 5% of his class with top honors from Belmont University, an award winning, private university located in Nashville, Tennessee.

  • ZackForester

    The problem with that chart is that it doesn’t take into account that the majority of people age 27 will also qualify for subsidy which will bring that total down considerably. Also 30% and 24% are not “skyrocketing” healthcare costs when healthcare costs have increased by an average of 9.5% per year for the last 10 years.

    • Barbara Ferngren Hughes

      Question: who pays the subsidies? Answer: the taxpayers

      • Mike

        I’ve never liked the apples to oranges comparisons people made with pre-Obamacare rates and Obamacare + subsidy rates. Subsidies aren’t free and to have a true apples to apples comparison you need to compare what you have now vs the Obamacare rate before any subsidies.

        • ZackForester

          Sliding fee scale and tiered income costs are nothing new in the healthcare industry. The study is flawed in that the majority of people (51% of Californians ages 20-30) will not pay the retail sticker price and the ACA is funded by a variety of taxes that are spread out among healthcare, pharmaceutical, and insurance industry that won’t be directly passed onto them.

          • jbo5112

            but a major selling point was to get medical costs lower. It’s not lower if it costs more for everyone.

  • mike

    no good commie propaganda

  • mike

    If it was so great, they would not HAVE to advertise it..

  • Paulie

    When one “markets” to youth, they are striving to offset (do an end run around) intelligence/experience. LOL
    Of course, they don’t bring up the fact that they, their kids, and their kids kids will be footing the bill. ;)
    Oh, and didn’t Hitler begin the NAZI-Youth program with the same reasoning?
    Gov Indoctrination Education

  • Johnny Appleseed

    A funny statistic about that was that many of those kids were asked if Obama deserved his Nobel Peace Prize. Many of them did say yes, (The ones that knew he received one anyways) but of those that did when they were then asked “Why”, NONE of them could provide a reason. More to the point though, this is typical propaganda from the Obama regime, and it’s not working anymore. It’s bad enough they are wasting our tax dollars on these socialist programs and this Islamification of America, but to waste more of our tax dollars to make and broadcast this garbage is insult to injury.

  • RampantRedsFan

    Future civilizations will look at this propaganda and think of a very oppressive/brainwashing government, much like we do Nazi propaganda.

  • Luap Seugirdor

    Obamacare, what the hell is that? It can’t be health care, otherwise it would be called health care. So what is it? I have a good understanding on how the health care system works in Canada, and we do not have to provide all kinds of personal info just to see the doctor. A premium is paid by the employers, yes, but a percentage of that premium is paid by the employee as well. It is deducted and included in the federal deductions of each employee. If I was a United States citizen, I would be fighting to eliminate this ‘obamacare’ from the record and look around the globe at what actually works and adopt that method or a combination of methods. United States citizens really need to wake up and start recalling elections. You really need to remove many members of government from office and get people in there that are for the people, not against them.

  • CFed

    Now I know why the Germans didn’t see it coming. The propaganda was so slick, with such an illusory narrative, they just had no idea. We are all Germans now.

  • LibertyChick

    I have a very simple solution to the health care problem: go back to doing what we did before there was a health care problem: return to Major Medical Insurance (MMI).

    In 1984 I enlisted in the Navy. Before going in, when I went to the OB/Gyn the cost to me was $25. I was only making $5-6/hour and I could afford to pay that out of pocket. When I got off active duty in 1988 I went to make the same appointment. The doctors office quoted me $150 for the same exam, just 4 years later. What happened in that time? HMO’s. I was still only making $5-6/hr so couldn’t afford to pay a week’s salary for a doctor, but I could still afford my MMI which was $57/month. I was living at or below the poverty level, but still paying my health insurance.

    Insurance wasn’t designed to pay for every bump, scrape and cough. It was designed to pay for unexpected medical costs that come with accidents and disease. With MMI you could pay for your insurance for 10-20 years and never use it. But if you had an appendicitis attack and needed emergency care, it was there for you, with a deductible of $1-2k usually.

    Back then doctors had one person working for them that scheduled appointments, collected payment and assisted in the exam room as needed. Now the doctors have staffs of 8-12 people working for them to keep up with the paperwork. My doctor charges TriCare over $200 for my 5-10 minute exam, for which she’s reimbursed $60 and has to pay her staff with that, so I think she’d make more money without HMO’s. I mentioned this to a doctor at a “Doctors TEA Party” and said if we didn’t have HMO’s doctors would probably get paid $30-40/exam. He said “I’d gladly take $40 cash for an appointment and not have to deal with insurance companies”.

    I’ve mentioned this simple solution to multiple senators and congressmen. No one is jumping on it. Senator Paul told me his solution is to allow for insurance to be purchased across state lines. What is that going to save? Maybe 10%? And for how long? Once the insurance companies in Iowa are paying NY/NJ/CA prices their costs will go up and there will be no more savings.

    By the way, when I looked up MMI insurance, it is still being sold – for as low as $29/month. And the excuse used for why HMO’s are needed is so people will get their annual preventive exams. I checked on the cost of a mammogram: it’s about $100. So we’re paying $5-6k/year for insurance to get a “free” $100 exam?

    I think who ever puts this idea out there, to not create an expensive confusing system with fines for non-compliance, that we return to simplicity, and trust that fair market competition will lower all medical costs, will gain a great deal of support across party lines. Even Democrats are not enthusiastic about Obamacare.

  • Diana Boles

    I’m afraid to listen to the song. Just protecting myself. The first thought that popped into my mind when I read this was “Nazi youth group.” Ugh!

  • barfpile

    Surprised? He’s turning to using high school kids because at this point anyone over 18 is used up. Obama uses Americans for his own agenda.