Socialist Two For One: Obamacare, Obamaphone

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Tennessee’s healthcare co-op set up for Obamacare, the Community Health Alliance, is trying to sweeten the deal to get residents to sign up for government healthcare: enroll and get a free smartphone.

According to the Nashville Business Journal, the organization is providing the phones as a part of a program called the Community Health Connection.

From the report:

As part of its Community Health Connection Program, CHA is offering qualified individuals an LG Lucid 2 4G smart phone (or equivalent model), a phone plan and tech support, included as a cost of their health plan benefits. The phone plan includes unlimited talk, unlimited texting and 1.2GB of data.

The idea is to make it easier for providers and patients to stay connected, but it will also help CHA keep track of its member population, many of whom are expected to be new to the health insurance market.

In order to qualify for the smartphone, residents must jump through a few creepy hoops. After paying the first month’s premium, members of the healthcare exchange are required to select a primary care physician from CHA’s network within 90 days of their coverage start date. They must also submit a form pledging “to stay connected for better health” within 90 days.

“Members will have the phone number for their CHA representative pre-loaded in their phones and can quickly get answers to questions about their policies,” said CHA Chief Operating Officer Judy Slagle in a news release. “At the same time, we will be able to connect with our members by phone, by email or by text almost instantly with health tips and reminders.”

The phone comes preloaded with health apps, contact information for a CHA representatives, and phone numbers for primary care doctors and after-hours clinics.

The co-op received a Federal loan of more than $73 million.

For some reason, this comes to mind:

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  • WiSe GuY

    0bamaphone: the dumbest idea that I have ever heard.

    • Quester55

      True, Yet we could say the same thing about their, Dictator Obama, itself!

  • rbrooks

    there is no such thing as obama care or a obama phone.

    • TexasJake

      Smartphone? If it has anything to do with ObamaCare, it should be a dumbphone. Why would any healthy young person spend hundreds of dollars on insurance when a) he could get any for a $95 IRS penalty and b) he could get the insurance if and when he had a medical problem (pre-existing condition). Repeal the stupid law!

    • Quester55

      R Brooks, The next thing you’ll be telling us, there is no devil.

      • rbrooks

        well, why don’t you show us the obama care bill and the obama phone act.

  • Lizard

    Obama just begging to take America down and sheep can not see it

  • disqus_lJapfzCIUh

    More waste from the Obama camp…Solar Panels: Failed…Wind Power: Failed…Electric Cars: Failed…Electric Car Power Stations: Failed…ObamareNightmare? Hope it Fails…Michelle Obama Telescreen Exercise…Hope it fails…$Billions of our hard earned money wasted for this commie obama’s agenda…When is it going to stop?…Parents lock your stupid children to stop with their obama cult…they will live to regret it…

    • Quester55

      IT Will STOP, Only when Someone Pushes Their master Button & D.C. Becomes a Smoldering, Radioactive Cinder!
      Or He Get’s His New FLU Shot, from 100 yards down range!
      They Say those New FLU shots are a Killer, What do you think?
      On a higher Note, It Seems That Little O, Michell , Has had her D.N.A. Tested & Their Be WHITE BLOOD Running threw Her Vanes !!
      That FACT was just in the News, & It Explains a Lot, about her ” I Don’t Give a Dam,” Attitude, No Wonder shes Getting so FAT, Eating like a RICH, SPOILED White Woman!!

  • lokiswife

    Smart phones for low information (dumb) voters? Isn’t that some kind of oxymoron? Another kickback/bribe for Obamacare – remember the Cornhusker kickback and all the others to get congress to vote for the POS bill? By the way, as of December 31, my medical insurance is gone. What ever happened to the “if you like your policy, you can keep your policy”? I liked my policy, I want to keep it. “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor”. He retired early to get away from a system that valued control over the doctor-patient relationship to a system that controlled every phase of it. He was a very caring person, he got me through a battle with cancer almost 20 years ago….

  • jdn

    Remember folks , the only reason the Supreme Court gave its OK to this steaming pile of legislation is because its a TAX not heath care .

    • pnwdave

      Yes, they certainly did NOT proclaim that it was constitutional, like so many of the deluded beleivers of the annointed one would like to believe. I wonder how ome we have not had other challenges to this bill thathave made it to the SCOTUS?

  • http://www.thefreedomtrainusa.com/ FreedomTrainUSA

    MORE FREEBIES…BUT THE REAL REASON IS SO THAT THE GOVERNMENT CAN TRACK THE INDIVIDUALS EVERY MOVE WITH THE “SMART PHONE” …IT WILL BE SETUP WITH SOFTWARE IN IT…TO SEND EVERYTHING STRAIGHT TO THE GOVERNMENT SNOOPS AND SPIES…

  • Robert Wood

    GET SCREWED , GET A PHONE

  • zerebdianna@yahoo.com

    take the phone and the government will know where you are 24/7!
    he’s an evil man and the plans he comes up with are straight from the devil!
    Lord help us JESUS!

    • Quester55

      agreed, Yet Remember the message OBAMA & Party Sent To GOD at his D.N.C., They Happily REJECTED GOD & excepted the FALSE MUSLIM god allah, as Their only God of their Party!!
      ” The wicked shall be turned into hell and ALL nations that forget GOD.” PS: 9:17

  • pnwdave

    All of this crap from the progressives reminds me of Mr. Orwell’s book “1984”. He was a few years late for his prediction, but damed near everything I read in that book is coming to pass in one form or another in today’s America.
    Enough.

  • Quester55

    How do you like that, The Dummy Knows this Country is Falling Down, Just as he has Planed & Nearly everyone is Broke & what does he Do next? Enter the New & Improved, obama Phone!!, How Sick is That???

  • Bonnie McKee

    Insanity at it’s best !!!!!!!! Tennessee, I know you are really proud of this!!! The problem is “pride goes before the fall”. — and, you will fall!!!!! Stupid is as stupid does!!!

  • Don Hoe

    Call your congressman everyday and tell him enought

    • Jonathan B.

      He doesn’t listen. None of them do.