Monday, June 3, 2013

Obama Administration PR Blitz Coming

NPR reports on the coming ObamaCare PR blitz, "Obama's Next Big Campaign: Selling Health Care To The Public".

A couple of interesting excerpts:
But with the sign-up date approaching fast, the administration's efforts have already stumbled. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has repeatedly asked Congress for money to implement Obamacare.

Republicans have repeatedly said no, while they vote to repeal the law.

Without the money she wanted from Congress, Sebelius tried to fundraise for an independent group called Enroll America that is focused on implementing Obamacare. When Republicans heard that she was asking insurance companies and health care providers to donate millions of dollars, they cried foul.
There's another key part of this campaign: Sicker and older people without insurance may be eager to sign up Oct. 1. But to make the system work financially, young and healthy people who don't need much medical care have to get into the pool, too.

So you can expect administration officials around the country to give lots more commencement speeches this season, telling captive audiences of 20-somethings: Congratulations on your diploma. Now make sure to sign up for health coverage in the fall.
As I noted in a recent PJ Media piece, ObamaCare depends on the willing participation of young people (and others) who will be harmed by the law.  Naturally, many are skeptical.