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Obamas to Make Joint Appearance Asking Moms to Promote Obamacare
« on: December 17, 2013, 06:42:00 PM »
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/12/17/Obamas-To-Make-Joint-Appearance-Asking-Moms-To-Promote-Obamacare

Obamas to Make Joint Appearance Asking Moms to Promote Obamacare


by Frances Martel 17 Dec 2013, 8:06 AM PDT

President Obama and the First Lady have planned an Oval Office event Wednesday promoting signing up for Obamacare explicitly targeting mothers in an attempt to have them convince their adult children to buy insurance through HealthCare.gov.

According to The Hill, the event will take place in the Oval Office and highlight the "critical role moms are playing in helping their family access quality, affordable health care," according to one White House official. That role, they explain, is to tell their children to sign up through methods implemented by the Affordable Care Act. The event will also serve to remind moms of certain important facts about their children's coverage, particularly that it extends until they are 26 now. The Hill describes the event as a "rare joint" one for the family on such an occasion.

The event targeting mothers comes at a key time for family reunions, as adult children return home from college or working away from their hometowns for the holidays. It is not a move completely without precedent, however, as last month President Obama's team was widely panned for encouraging people to bring up Obamacare at their Thanksgiving tables, inviting political conflict with family during what for many is an annual reunion.

Perhaps the Obama administration learned its lesson in encouraging political talk during the holidays, instead opting for a more low-key way of inviting the discussion by putting mothers on notice of their importance in the success of the law. Or perhaps polling is showing them that Obamacare support is dwindling precipitously among women.

A Kaiser poll released earlier this month revealed shocking levels of disapproval among white women-- 63% having at least a "somewhat" if not "very unfavorable" view of the Affordable Care Act. Half of college-educated white women have at least a somewhat unfavorable view, as well. Meanwhile, a Harvard Institute of Politics Poll is showing that these women's children seem to agree: 57% of Millennials polled had an unfavorable view of Obamacare, and 54% disapproved of the President's performance at the beginning of December.

What's more, of all demographics, the uninsured are polling the least favorably for the program. Wednesday's event will thus target a core nexus of disillusion with the President before the White House calls it a year.

The push to promote the role of mothers in getting people signed up for Obamacare arrives as one of many new initiatives from Democrats to promote the law. Health insurance giants with ties to the Obama administration are spending millions in new advertising for the ACA, and Hollywood is contributing star power like That '70s Show cast member Wilmer Valderrama to rally young voters around Obamacare.
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Re: Obamas to Make Joint Appearance Asking Moms to Promote Obamacare
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2013, 06:46:49 PM »
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convince their adult children to buy insurance through HealthCare.gov.
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Health coverage mandatory for WVU students in 2014
Posted: Dec 13, 2013 11:32 AM EST
By Erin Timony, State Journal

Beginning with the 2014 academic year, students at West Virginia University will have another requirement tacked on to an already present to-do list. This requirement, however, doesn't involve the students' academics, but rather their personal health.

Due to the Affordable Care Act, or ACA, all WVU students will be required to have health care coverage with the start of the 2014 school year.

For students who need health insurance, Aetna Student Health Insurance is an option. Aetna is an ACA-compliant policy offered to WVU students. Aetna is considered a bronze-level plan, which is the minimum requirement for any health care plan and can not only be used as a student plan, but also for a family plan as well.

For students without health insurance, whether by choice or because their current plans fail to meet the new requirements, coverage through Aetna will automatically be expensed to their student bills.  ...

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Re: Obamas to Make Joint Appearance Asking Moms to Promote Obamacare
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2013, 06:56:40 PM »
They are really pushing this turd sandwich.


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Re: Obamas to Make Joint Appearance Asking Moms to Promote Obamacare
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2013, 08:21:23 PM »
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How is this constitutional, m?
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Re: Obamas to Make Joint Appearance Asking Moms to Promote Obamacare
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2013, 08:37:36 AM »
I suppose a university can require students to have insurance coverage, but the notion of forcing them to get a particular type from just one vendor - and not just insurance that meets the university's requirements but the city's (that's later in the article I posted) - is repulsive. At Mr. M's state university, they tell students they should be insured but warn them if they aren't, they're on their own if something happens, that is, the university has no obligation to provide healthcare. We suspect WVU is doing this for financial reasons. They have a captive audience.
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