Bitter Irony: Washington Instructs Us How to Promote Obamacare during Fourth of July

We’re supposed to promote Obamacare to our friends and family while celebrating freedom and independence. Right.

The Hill reports, “White House: Have you talked to your family about ObamaCare lately?

The Obama administration wants you to bring a side of healthcare politics to your family picnic this weekend.

After ObamaCare’s big win at the Supreme Court last week, federal health officials are serving up some tips about talking to family members who may be less-than-enthused that ObamaCare is here to stay.

“You should be prepared when Aunt Janine says something like, ‘Obamacare hasn’t helped anyone!’” a spokesman for the Department of Health and Human Services wrote in a blog post on Thursday.

For instance, if your Uncle Ted starts calling Obamacare a train wreck, you should calmly explain that he’s “gotten ahold of some old talking points,” the spokesman recommends.

Then, he suggests that you recite a three-paragraph response citing 14 figures ranging from healthcare inflation to the growth in full-time versus part-time employment.

“With greater access to affordable, quality health insurance, the Affordable Care Act is helping individuals and strengthening our economy!” the sample script goes.

“Now would you like more corn?”

Corn would be a relief after being fed all that bovine excrement.

What if Aunt Janine says, “Because of Obamacare, I’m paying double what I used to, but I don’t have anyone nearby in my network and I have to pay far more than I used to as a co-pay. As a result, I’ve stopped going to the doctor”?

That kind of complaint would be based on real life problems that people are facing. Insurance companies are collecting premiums while people are declining to get health care because they can’t afford the out of pocket expenses. And rates are about to rise dramatically, again.

Because the media believes in Obamacare, they refuse to put any real pressure on the Administration, but allow them to pass off these fantasy conversations as if they were realistic.

If you think it is a good idea to promote Obamacare on the Fourth of July you don’t know the first thing about American history.