Obamacare Group Targets GOP States For Enrollment Campaigns


Enroll Amercia, the major nonprofit behind the Obamacare enrollment effort, is mounting a hard push into States with Republican governors in an effort to overcome strong conservative resistance to the President’s soon-to-launch health care coverage program.

According to The Hill, the multimillion-dollar effort will soon descend on 10 States, nine of which are led by GOP Governnors – Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas – all of which currently have no State-run health insurance exchanges, which Obamacare requires in order to sign up residents for government-back health coverage.

To date, Enroll America has doubled the size of its staff, which currently includes 3,000 volunteers expected to hit the ground in Red States ahead of the Oct. 1 Obamacare start date.

From The Hill:

Enroll America President Anne Filipic emphasized that the group’s mission is not to promote ObamaCare politically but to provide nuts-and-bolts information about how the law works and to encourage people to sign up for new coverage options.

“This is not a conversation about politics,” Filipic said. “This is a conversation about what does this mean to you, to your family, to your pocketbook. And there’s such power in that.”

…A state like California wouldn’t make the cut because the state is already aggressively promoting enrollment, while Texas and Florida remain hostile to implementing the healthcare law.

Enroll America was created specifically to encourage enrollment in the law’s new coverage options, not to promote the law politically.

“People aren’t interested in the politics,” Filipic said. “They want to know what it means to them and their families, and what the new options are.”

Filipic herself campaigned for President Barack Obama’s Presidential bids, as are other Enroll America staffers, who represent both current and former Administration officials. The group is deploying the same community organizing tactics that helped assure the President of his 2012 victory.

“So far, Enroll America has focused primarily on building a network of community organizations and local volunteers, and will ramp up its contact with the uninsured as the open enrollment period for the exchanges grows closer,” the report states.

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  • dude76

    so they will send people to lie

    • Vis Fac

      Why not? The city of Los Angeles received a grant of nearly $1 Million to train LAUSD seniors to push ODUMBOCARE on parents who don’t speak or understand English (If there were ever a more demonstrative need for immigration reform this would be it.) We are paying for Illegals to receive free schooling health care, welfare, and food stamps and will wind up paying for ODUMBOCARE as well because these illegals certainly aren’t going to pay for it!

      Libertas inaestimabilis res est

  • Dajeno

    I can hardy wait to see what kind of welcome they receive. It’s like the Grim Reaper appearing at your door. They say the grim reaper will flee at the site of garlic….so everyone get some liquid garlic and spray it at them when they show up at your door.

  • Quester55

    I Strongly Believe in The idea of ‘ turn about is Fair Play”.
    In this case, Those Goons with OBAMA-CARE Are Pushing their Crap & Targeting Our Republican States First, So why Can’t WE Send a Message(SHOT)THAT will be heard around the WORLD, !!!???
    That Being, WE HAVE HAVE HAD ENOUGH!! IT’S Better to Die an HONORABLE Death, Defending our GOD, FAMILY’S & Country, than to be Butchered in those Slaughter Houses you call HOSPITALS !!!

    • Robbie

      Good grief man! Where are you going to go when you need an operation? Look after it yourself?!? Or do you suppose you – unlike every other human on the face of the planet – will never need any medical care?

  • Debbie Hogan Tate

    I hope no one signs up! At a meeting they had to inform the citizens about Obamacare only one person showed up! Does that tell ya something? Obama care is a very, very bad idea. Par for the course with this admin!

    • Robbie

      Where was the meeting to which you refer?

      • Debbie Hogan Tate

        Centerville, VA! Found on this site finance.townhall just type in “one person attends obamacare event!” Not sure if they would let me post it as a web site or not so I posted it this way

  • Lew

    I will never COMPLY with any Unlawful/Unconstitutional MANDATES!NEVER!

  • freedomfighterx

    Obamacare socialism is a precursor to communism. Watch this documentary to find out what Barry and his communist party have planned for your family and America. You’ll be shocked and appalled! – Grinding Down America – http://vimeo.com/63749370

  • Bob in Florida

    The article states, “Enroll America President Anne Filipic emphasized that the group’s mission is not to promote ObamaCare politically but to provide nuts-and-bolts information about how the law works and to encourage people to sign up for new coverage options.”

    And, we all know that this can be done in an unbiased manner; or, it can be done with a totally biased spin!

    Now, which way would you expect this organization to approach this effort?

    They might as well have put ACORN in charge of this!

    So much for a “non-political” approach!

    • Betta

      Maybe we need to tell Anne we already know how it works…it doesn’t work.

  • Betta

    Will they be coming knocking on our doors? If so the nguess what. In my community there’s a sign that says “No Soliciting”. Now, if they come anyway they will get the same thing the Jehova Witnesses get when they knock – no answer. Maybe I will open the door to show them where the no soliciting sign is.

  • Motov

    How can they cram this crock of feces down our throats, when they themselves do NOT want it??
    “Congress shall make NO laws they are exempt from”