Use Dope To Sell ObamaCare – Priceless

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The disastrous consequences of ObamaCare have been expertly chronicled by its opponents throughout the media. Effective solutions to the law’s pervasive problems, on the other hand, have been few and far between.

Among the biggest hurdles proponents of the healthcare law face is a serious lack of interest among young adults. It is imperative to ObamaCare’s survival that this generally healthy segment of the population signs up for coverage to offset the expenses incurred by older Americans. So far, that has not happened; therefore, those dedicated to saving the law have developed some unorthodox theories about making it more attractive to twentysomethings.

Chief among these absurd proposals is a theory backed by Bloomberg writer Caroline Baum in a recent column. In light of recent legislation making recreational marijuana use legal in Colorado and Washington state, she advocates handing out the drug to young people as an incentive to sign up for an outrageously expensive health insurance plan.

She wrote that the Obama administration exerts too much effort in “outreach programs and sappy TV ads” when it could just do what leftists for generations have done to curry public favor: give stuff away.

“The White House has failed to grasp what makes individuals and businesses tick,” she proclaimed in the recent column before approaching the specifics of her bizarre incentive program.

“First, announce and advertise that everyone between the ages of 18 and 34 who enrolls on the healthcare exchanges by the end of the year is automatically entered in a lottery,” she wrote. While she suggests general prizes such as electronic devices, she urged officials in the aforementioned states with legalized marijuana use to “by all means, throw in a bag of cannabis.”

Of course, Baum does not represent the Obama regime; and there seems to be little evidence anyone in the administration is seriously considering her absurd proposal. The mere fact that she and others are so feverishly trying to save ObamaCare, however, merely illustrates how dissatisfied the American public has become with the disastrous law.

–B. Christopher Agee

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  1. Seeks_the_truth says:

    Why is it that cigarette smokers are given higher premium rates while those who drink alcohol, and now weed, are not?
    Far more are killed yearly by alcohol, even 'second hand alcohol', than by tobacco.
    A company is no longer required to ask if you're a felon when you apply for a job but they can ask you if you smoke for health insurance.
    What a backward world we have become.
    I suggest people just skip these questions. It's no ones business what you do.

    • Edwardkoziol says:

      Seeks I've said if smoking is bad for ones health and second hand smoke is bad for people then is smoke from a joint healthy for you.Also if your overweight then your going to be charged a higher rate.Your right you can be a child molseter to get a job but don't smoke.

      • Seeks_the_truth says:

        People don't realize that 'lung cancer' wasn't related to smoking until the tobacco companies were forced to put chemicals in their products. Then they ignore the pollution being made by other things.
        Asthma wasn't an issue until Albuterol was created.

        If 'second hand smoke' causes cancer, and animals are used in experiments, why don't pets in homes that smoke have cancer? It should be rampant in these animals.
        When are they going to 'decide' what a 'proper' weight is? First it was height to weight. Then it was changed to BMI. Now it's changed to waist size. On men joining the military it is your neck size according to height.

        Eggs were bad because they are high in 'cholesterol'. They found out eggs are high in Niacin which counteracts 'cholesterol'. Simvastatins MAY reduce 'cholesterol' but it WILL cause muscle issues. People who take that crap are idiots.
        Now people aren't eating enough SALT!
        Make up their minds already.

        I'm so glad I refuse to live by their rules. Must be why I, and my family, is so healthy and happy.
        Good thing 75% of America is unihabited. People like me will always have a place to live happily without intrusion by those who 'know best'.
        I laugh at those sheep that follow.

  2. You would have to be a dope to by into the obamacare lie . We have a con man in the White House selling medicine from a covered wagon going the the name of barack hussein obama . But of course we citizens are too dumb to know he is just a fraud and usurper .

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