Saturday, December 7, 2013

Health Insurance Roasting Over Open Fires

If you are young, healthy and independent, forging ahead and making your way in the world, and have some extra income here is the score. Don't start a retirement account, save for an engagement ring or put aside funds for a down payment on a home or a condo of your very own. Car payments? No way. Forget about splurging on a special vacation slaloming down the slopes or traipsing off to the tropics. Don't join a health club, or pay your annual fees or monthly allotment to swim laps at the local pool. And God forbid that you should allocate your hard earned disposable income towards paying off the tens of thousands of dollars of accumulated student loan debt. No, you should forego these uses of your income -- take your pick, one two or three -- so can pay Obama inflated, artificially high and outrageously excessive health insurance premiums for coverage you don't want or need. 

Let it be known young folk that Barack Obama wants your revered relatives, the older folk who are already passing along $17 trillion in debt and tens of trillions of dollars of unfunded liabilities to your generation, to convince you to belly up to the bar and give more and more and more.  

Here, courtesy of our friends at American Thinker is the Christmas discussion plan.

Planning for your Christmas Healthcare Talk 
Make sure you have a plan for when, where and how you'll talk to your friends, family members, and neighbors about health insurance. And, also, plan how you might talk to that total stranger next to you in line at your local USPS facility waiting to mail a Christmas package.  Here are a few tips to help you prepare.


Start early: Don't wait until your targeted, potential, Obamacare enrollee has consumed a quantity of adult beverages sufficient to render their attention span of marginal duration. 
Integrate the talk into family time: Take advantage of the downtime during and after meals to start your talk. Plan for smooth transitions. For example - it's dessert time: Aunt Doris says, "I brought some butter pecan ice cream." You say, "Well, it's best that we don't eat too much butter, Aunt Doris, because if we do, we'll reeeeally need health insurance (ha ha). Say, speaking of health insurance, have all of you signed up for Obamacare yet, because, you know, the deadline is coming soon, and I can help anyone who needs it." 

Get creative:  Think about what matters to your family member. Make it memorable! For example: "Standing here under the Mistletoe, Jim, makes me realize how important it is that we all have healthcare coverage as we get older, don't you think? And by the way, have you signed up for Obamacare yet? You know I can help you there. Right here, on my tablet, I just happen to have some visuals that outline the benefits of Obamacare.  Let me show you." 
Or, when standing in that long USPS line to mail a package.  Say to a stranger, "Isn't this fun? I didn't have to stand in line this long to buy Obamacare health insurance. Did you have that same experience? What! You haven't signed up yet? Let me tell you just how easy it is?"  
Find a Quiet Place to Shop:  You can start your conversation anywhere, but to shop for health coverage, you will want a more quiet, private place to make a phone call or use the internet. This might work for you:  "Lucy, come outside with me and we'll make sure all the lights Grandpa strung-up in the tree are safe." (You quickly check the lights.) "Well, the lights look okay. It's important to be safe, though, just like it's important to have healthcare coverage to keep you safe from illnesses. Lucy, if you haven't signed up for Obamacare yet, (You know she hasn't because you had someone ask her.) I happen to have my net book with me and my smart phone.  Suppose we step into the garage for just a minute or two and see what you can do to be healthcare-safe, like grandpa's lights are fire-safe." 


Make it personal:  Be honest about your feelings and why this is important to you. "Mary, you're not looking too well these days, and, frankly, I'm concerned about your health.  I enjoy our time shopping together, and I sure wouldn't want anything to happen to you. Have you signed up for Obamacare yet?" 
Be persistent, but keep it positive: Tell them you care about their health, and focus on the benefits that come from knowing that you have health insurance.  "Tommy, as you know, you and I aren't getting any younger these days. Even though we're still in our mid-twenties, it won't be long before our clocks start winding down. Why not insure future good health for yourself by enrolling in Obamacare. Today, Tom! (Emphasize "Today") Start out the New Year right, man! I can help ya.


Start by asking: "Say, Joyce, how about that new marketplace for Obamacare! You've been there, right?" 
Offer to walk them through it: "I know you and computers don't see yet-to-eye, Ray, so how about we sit down over some eggnog, and I'll get you all signed up for Obamacare? Here, let me doctor-up your eggnog some...More?" 
Ask them to make a plan, and commit to it:  "So, Abigail, when are you going to quit vacillating and get the h--- signed up for Obamacare? You know you want it. You know you need it. And I know you know that Obama wants you to have it." 
Don't forget to follow up: (phone call) "So, Abbey, have you signed up yet? No? You're not going to make me come over there to help you, are you? Oh, I'd love to!
What's Important to Communicate:
  • Being covered makes you part of the Obamacare Team for good health.
  • Financial assistance is available for those who qualify, and for those who lie about their income.
  • You get to choose the plan that the government thinks is right for you.
  • All the health insurance plans on the new marketplace provide free preventive care - including skateboard helmets, condoms, and free STD testing for you and all your significant others.
  • Plus much, much more.
Step 4 is a signature field where the Obamacare promoter is asked to 
"Make a pledge to have a conversation with your family about health insurance this holiday season."   
Then enter their email address, zip code, and push the "I Will" tab.
If you wish, you can pledge your commitment to bring some Obamacare Cheer into this Christmas Season in the comment section.

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  1. There is no doubt that history will judge the baby boomer generation as the most toxic of all generations in the 200 year history of our country. During the baby boomers apogee, one supposed crisis after another was used to justify increasing the federal debt (Cold War [Reagan and Bush]), (Terrorist attacks, whereby 19 crazies were somehow able to crash three/four airplanes [Bush], or (Significant Economic Downturn, the primary genesis of which was the explosion of the housing bubble THAT WAS IN DIRECT RESPONSE TO THE VERY SAME LOW INTEREST RATES FROM THE PRIOR "CRISIS" [Obama]. And in between we have "Baby Boomer" who had the best opportunity to lower the debt of any 20th century President (tech boom AND the end of the Cold War, but who only succeeded in the last year of his Presidency. Simply put, the Baby Boomer Generation is a disgrace, and DON'T THINK THAT THE 20 somethings don't know it. Talk with them and their friends over drinks (as I do as I have three 24-28 year olds who work for me, and their hatred is palpable. Yet, they believe in Mr. Obama, because they understand that government intervention is the ONLY way to redress this disgusting gap in income disparity and overwhelming debt that has been created by the boomers. Take a look around dude.

    1. Targeted at the rich proposal that has Warren Buffett actually paying tax and I'm in.