Obamacare Is Going To Be Bad, But Enjoy The Commercials You Paid For Touting The Plan

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There is a word for using public relations campaigns to make populations more accepting of laws pushed onto the people by governments: Propagandizing. And the Administration of Barack Obama has been prolific in its use of taxpayer-funded propaganda to push the President’s signature healthcare overhaul.

According to The Hill, Health and Human Services (HHS) officials have confirmed that the agency recently signed a new $8 million (with the option to spend more) contract with the marketing firm Weber Shandwick to promote insurance exchanges implemented as a part of Obamacare.

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This isn’t the first time your tax dollars have been spent in order to tout the healthcare overhaul that you may or may not support—the Administration entered a $3.1 million contract with Weber Shandwick last year and spent an additional $20 million selling its ideas with the help of another firm.

Proponents of the Federally-controlled insurance exchanges that will exist in 33 States by October say that the only way for Obamacare to work is for Americans to embrace it— an argument which, unsurprisingly, conservatives decrying both government spending and government-controlled healthcare believe is entirely moot.

But even Democrats know that something bad is afoot.

“I just see a huge train wreck coming down,” Senate Finance chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) told HHS Chief Katherine Sebelius during a hearing last week. “When I’m home, small businesses have no idea what to do, what to expect, they don’t know what affordability rules are, they don’t know what penalties may apply. They just don’t know.”

And judging by remarks made by Henry Chao, deputy chief information officer at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, in a recent speech to medical executives, Americans should prepare for the worst.

“We are under 200 days from open enrollment [in Obamacare], and I’m pretty nervous,” he said. “The time for debating… is it a world-class experience, that’s what we used to talk about two years ago. Let’s just make sure it’s not a third-world experience.”

The Administration’s move to make Obamacare more appealing through old fashioned propaganda is a move to preempt a pending wave of ugly criticism from both sides of the aisle if the train wreck Baucus and other lawmakers foresee becomes reality.

Never before has Representative Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) 2010 remark that “we have to pass the bill so that you can, uh, find out what is in it” been more poignant. Americans are finding out a little bit more every day about what government healthcare means for the Nation:

If you were the President, wouldn’t you feel the need to drop several million dollars on marketing to make the train wreck you orchestrated look a bit less fiery?

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Sam Rolley

Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After covering community news and politics, Rolley took a position at Personal Liberty Media Group where could better hone his focus on his true passions: national politics and liberty issues. In his daily columns and reports, Rolley works to help readers understand which lies are perpetuated by the mainstream media and to stay on top of issues ignored by more conventional media outlets.

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  • GALT

    Let’s see…….it’s not “government healthcare”……..and in fact, according
    to Mr. Livingston……your boss…….it’s not “health care”?
    You would think that there would at least be some consistency to this “message”?
    Then again……..since we are “mushroom” feeding, continued BS is
    consistency of kind……..carry on!!!!!

    • TIME

      Dear Galt,

      Its not Health Care, but thats in fact what the Lighting O’Bama claimed it to be along, right with his mass of brain dead followers as they recanted their mindless slogans of; “FREE HEALTH CARE” for all.

      Thus what we have left is quite clear if anyone so wants to explore the truths behind what the AHCA really is.

      First off its not Affordable, the cost to the average single American will be split into two pools,

      The first is perhaps the job they have will be diminished to a part time job, as the cost to employer is beyond absurd. Let alone all the special interest groups / Unions ~ that all have waviers, thus they are not effected at first, saddly after this special plan is fully implemented even they will be on it. A good case of you get back what you put out.

      The second is the cost factor, the average cost for a Single person will be around $900.00 per month for the base plan. Not my opinion, its on the charts sent out by the US inc.
      So that special FREE health care will be per year around $11,000.00 WOW what a damm good deal!

      But where you get to see the great deal this plan offers is who profits.

      #1) Insurance Companys, afterall they wrote the plan, so it only makes perfect sence they get the Lions share, Any Lion Paws want to shake on that?

      #2) BIG PHARMACEUTICALS… WOW that;s a REAL ~ shocker. Afterall as we all know the US Inc no matter what POTUS sits in the Oval Butt head room, they are but a {figure head} for both of the above noted Criminal units. Afterall we all need to be DRUGED, Right?

      So if you can disprove any of what I posted; please do have at it. Saddly you will have a long hard up hill climb.
      Thus other than speculation or opinions based on flawed intel, as I noted its an up hill climb.

      But as you have noted many times in the past and with accuracy that can not be denied, the Quote from Marcus Aurelius “Dived then Conquer.”
      Peace and Love Shalom

      • GALT

        Dear Time,
        There is no reason to dispute what you have written, for it is
        accurate as to the facts…………those who wrote the bill, will
        profit from it……..and even those facts have surfaced from time
        to time here.
        But it remains a misnomer to refer to what was initially envisioned
        and what the end result IS…..as “obama care”, but then “mushrooms”
        do not require “facts”……..so thank you for adding the “facts”.
        It will be interesting to see how your “projections” play out and how
        the “interested parties” react……….after all, neither costs, nor profits
        can be hidden……..and the end product is still not health care, so
        all manner of “spin” mischief is possible.
        Given the Republican “repeal mantra” and the fact that the
        “health insurance” industry has made it clear, they want no part
        of that, things could get interesting. Especially since there are
        multiple players, all of them have separate and non aligned interests,
        and the end result still NOT ….”health care.”

        • TIME

          Dear Galt,

          Saddly this whole mess is going to only get much deeper and darker. As to mushrooms I agree with you, there are so many who wish for the best, yet do little to work toward that goal.

          { Thus saddly wishing has never fixed anything.}

          Just as an aside ~ I was reading some facts the other day that broke my heart.
          The leading cause of death in American Youth age 13 – 21 is Suicide.

          Whats that say about our cosmology?

          What folks need to wake up to is that it makes no differance if its Bush, O’Bama, or Reagan, BTW ~ of what people Reagan was a nice person – but yet he still belonged to the Bilderburg and the Grove, as well he was a firm backer of the NWO.

          Just as Bill Clinton is a really fun guy to hang out with and yet he believes everything that Reagan did.

          Anyway Galt, Nice talking with you have a Blessed day, be well.

          Peace and Love Shalom

  • Warrior

    Hmmmm, something tells me this will be similiar to the planned “green exchanges”, but “better”. Well looky here, $70 Bil/yr went missing from “medicare funding”. Stock up on “pain” relievers because you old farts are going to need em.

  • Steve E

    They are spending $8 million on advertisement? That sure would pay for a lot of birth control pills and abortions.