That was my first reaction to a website I came across on Twitter last night. Then my next thought was, surely this is a parody, someone pointing out the absurdity of the “Affordable Care Act” by being absurd with these “mock ads”. I first saw it on a news blog called, “Independent Journal Review“, and then began following the links. I still couldn’t believe it: A “Thanks Obamacare” website complete with young people promoting illicit sex, binge drinking, and other “un-healthy” behavior, especially now that “I got insurance!”. Before you scroll down and look at a couple of the ridiculous ads, first I would like to raise a point not unrelated. These kids all look under the age of 26 (the one perched on the beer keg may be all of 19!) so are, according to Obamacare, still covered under their parents health insurance. Now, I thought the whole idea of Obamacare was to get these young people who seldom have need for medical coverage, covered by health insurance so they could help pay premiums and prop up the system. But the law says they don’t have to pay in; they can stay on their parents plan… I am confused! It’s part of the previously “undisclosed” contents of Obamacare that Nancy Pelosi said, “You have to pass it in order to see what’s in it”. Sounds like a stool sample to me…
But putting that obvious “oversight” aside, and discussing this ad campaign more specifically, I find it so apropos that the language used by the website in their link, “doyougotinsurance.com” is designed to appeal to ignorant and uneducated voters, promoting both immoral and unhealthy lifestyles, not to mention degrading and insulting.
Take this one for example:
How about young Sam here?
It is truly amazing and equally disgusting that our benevolent “Progressive” government, and their comrades, have passed a law and now encourages these stupid kids to drink until they fall off their keg, and engage in otherwise risky and immoral behavior, while YOU and I are FORCED to PAY their *%#!?@! BIRTH CONTROL AND MEDICAL BILLS!!! Because, “HEY, THEY DO GOT INSURANCE”!
Oh, so you still doubt me? Well, my skeptical friend, check out this site: http://doyougotinsurance.com/index.php?id=20
And if you didn’t follow the links on that site, go to this page to see the co-supporters of these fine “PSA’s”: http://doyougotinsurance.com/index.php?id=11
Here’s the link to the “Colorado Consumer Health Initiative”, and this one takes you to “Progress Now Colorado”, whose self-proclaimed mission “is to build and empower a permanent progressive majority, challenge and correct right-wing misinformation, and hold public leaders accountable.” (Oh, that’s rich!)
Progressive majority, eh? I wonder if the funding trail for this project goes back to people like Bill Gates and George Soros? Just wondering.
If you go to the ”Thanks Obamacare” site, the first of 10 things listed to thank Obamacare for is “Congress will have the same health care as the rest of us”. You know, there was a time when I would have laughed that off with a, “yeah, right!” snort. But, I have to say, now I think this may very well be a true statement. Why? Because Obamacare is doing exactly what it is supposed to do. It is not failing, it is performing just exactly as it was designed. Seriously! This is Saul Alinsky’s method; to overwhelm the system and bring it crashing down. (Obama is not only a student of Alinsky, he taught his methods as a professor.)
The way I see it is there are two possibilities. Either the end goal is to put all but one or two insurance companies out of business, or have a totally government-funded and controlled health care system. The latter is Communist, and the former is Fascist. There are a couple of big names that are not strangers to the insurance business and they both were huge advocates for Obamacare and they both have a reputation for using very aggressive methods for putting their competition in a headlock in order to buy them out or choke them out of business. Warren Buffet was one of these fellows, and he does own a little insurance company called GEICO. Yeah, the one with the cute little gecko with the New Zealand accent. The other guy is a very aggressive progressive and owns an insurance company by that name; Progressive (George Soros).
Hmm…”progressive”…where have I seen that recently?
One more question. Who Californicated Colorado?
Oh, Yeah, I almost forgot…”Thanks Obama”…