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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Giving thanks for Obamacare -- Editorial, The Washington Times

While President Obama jets around the West Coast, the official White House Thanksgiving turkeys are on their way to Washington to be "pardoned"; they ride upon cedar shavings in their own van. (Minnesota Turkey Federation)President’s campaign seeks enrollment cheer in the holidays 

President Obama’s minions want family holiday gatherings to be a time for reflection on the blessings of Healthcare.gov. Organizing for Action, the rebranded version of Mr. Obama’s political machine, has unveiled an advertising campaign designed to boost Obamacare’s embarrassing enrollment numbers. It’s titled “Health Care for the Holiday.”

The campaign script urges people to “take advantage of downtime after meals or between holiday activities to start your talk.” It wants family members to pester one another with the question, “Have you thought about signing up for health insurance on the new marketplace?” The marketing material carefully omits use of the word “Obamacare,” just as it also silent about the canceled policies, premium increases and shrinking access to doctors and hospitals that have resulted from the government intervention into the marketplace.

In the unlikely event that someone actually wants to put down the cranberry sauce and stuffing in favor of logging in and downloading an Obamacare policy on Thursday, that individual will likely be disappointed. Officials at the Department of Health and Human Services hope the failed Healthcare.gov website will be almost functional by Dec. 1, but they’re not making any more promises.

Mr. Obama, on the other hand, is as committed as ever. “As we go into the holiday season,” the president said in a conference call to supporters last week, “… now is the time to remind people that, ‘Look, we’ve got to make sure that everybody takes advantage of the opportunity to get affordable coverage for the first time.’”

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