Unethical Website Of The Month: Get Covered America, But Hey, These Are All Just Bumps In The Road And The Fact That The Same People Who Keep Making These Stupid Decisions Are The Same Ones Who Are Supposed To Make The Law Work Shouldn’t Cause Anyone To Get All Negative And Cynical Or AnyThing!

"hey...hey...I gotta toast! HERE'S TO OMABACARE!!"

“hey…hey…I gotta toast! HERE’S TO OMABACARE!!”

The government taxpayer-funded Affordable Care Act promotional entity called Get Covered America is either desperate, stupid, or the invention of Saturday Night Live.

Via its website, the same crack public servants who brought you Obamacare have designated this Saturday as National Youth Enrollment Day for the new system, a day designed to increase the  youthful sign-ups for the law that are both essential to its success  and lagging badly, in part because the HealthCare.gov was and is a disaster, but mostly because the bill’s architects had no idea what they were doing, or at least not enough.

National Youth Enrollment Day will be marked by various keen events. One of them, happily promoted on the GCA website, is a pubcrawl through Austin.

From the CDC:

“There are approximately 88,000 deaths attributable to excessive alcohol use each year in the United States.This makes excessive alcohol use the 3rd leading lifestyle-related cause of death for the nation. Excessive alcohol use is responsible for 2.5 million years of potential life lost (YPLL) annually, or an average of about 30 years of potential life lost for each death. In 2006, there were more than 1.2 million emergency room visits and 2.7 million physician office visits due to excessive drinking. The economic costs of excessive alcohol consumption in 2006 were estimated at $223.5 billion.”

I guess the planned smoker to promote the AFA, as well as the pork pig-out and orgy were vetoed for some reason, so the pub crawl was the best they could come up with.

This continues the trend of Obamacare’s stewards and advocates promoting unhealthy life-style choices to sell this dog of a law to young adults, because the best reason to have health insurance is so you can risk your health and life with peace of mind. Or so these shameless, incompetent fools with their hands in our pockets reason. Government officials cheered the decision earlier this month by CVS pharmacies (CVS/Caremark) to forgo billions in profits from cigarette sales because it contradicted its mission as a health care-promoting company. CVS declared that “cigarettes and health care cannot and should not coexist under the same roof.” But Obamacare should promote itself by promoting alcohol consumption, because, well, we gotta make this law work, dammit, or we’re toast!

Giving us further assurance that the government talent administering its force-fed overhaul of one-sixth of the economy really, truly have their act together and the fact that the neither the President nor the Secretary of HHS bothered to oversee the rollout of the law after four years of “planning” was just an anomaly and not at all indicative of how well coordinated the law’s many parts would be once they got rolling, the folks at Get Covered America were stunned to discover that the day they chose for National Youth Enrollment Day and are spending millions of dollars to promote is also a Day that Youth can’t actually Enroll, because HaelthCare.gov will be down for repairs.

Yeah.

Trust these people with your health.

I dare you.

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Spark and Pointer: Luke

Source: Buzzfeed

21 thoughts on “Unethical Website Of The Month: Get Covered America, But Hey, These Are All Just Bumps In The Road And The Fact That The Same People Who Keep Making These Stupid Decisions Are The Same Ones Who Are Supposed To Make The Law Work Shouldn’t Cause Anyone To Get All Negative And Cynical Or AnyThing!

  1. “We are the ones we have been waiting for.”
    So excited that medical care is now in the hands of people who think encouraging risky behavior is a neat-o incentive to get kids to buy insurance. Another branch of the same socialist tree is telling New Yorkers they can’t eat salt, trans fats or 44 ounce sugared sodas.
    I hope these reckless twenty somethings don’t expect to keep pub crawling into their 50’s because by then the “death panels” will be fully in place.
    Who knew “live fast, die young” would become a government mandate?

  2. Is this a part of the “Get Shit-Faced for Socialism” program? I understand participants will receive an “I Got HAMMERED for Health Care” button…
    I’ll be here all week, folks.

  3. Hey now, let’s be fair- the web site will apparently only be totally shut down after 3 pm. So, y’know, it’s just a glitch, and whatnot…

    I for one fully support the concept of pub crawls, as well as smokers and pork pig-outs. Please, though, don’t try to tie them to health care. They are unhealthy splurges, enjoyable but hopefully infrequent, and trying to pretend they are somehow responsible is nuts. I also contend that a government-sponsored bar crawl is the most depressing damn thing imaginable, and will replace the drunk next to you saying “y’know what’s wrong with our sports team/school/government/world?” with “y’know what’s wrong with you? Not enough goverment-throat-rammed health insurance. Y’can sign up today, let me expound upon why…”

  4. If they set the pub crawl up right they can hit a lot of wickets, alcoholism, domestic violence, sexual assault, unwed mothers, abortions……..

  5. Oh Canada, our home and native laaaaaaand.

    I’m not a fan of socialism, but the ACA makes even me grateful for Canada’s socialized health care program.

    At this point though… Can we really be surprised that the administrators of these websites will sink to any depraved depths to try to make this program a success? Obama isn’t going to budge on it, congress wont defund it (unless something changes in the next midterm election), and people are angry. Maybe not angry enough, but angry. I’m going to pull out my crystal ball and say that we’re going to see more of this, and maybe even worse, before it gets better. If it weren’t so serious, I’d offer to bring popcorn.

  6. I fell off my friend’s keg last night, broke my leg and then caught two sexually transmitted diseases which I can’t even spell or pronounce! No worries.
    With Obamacare you can afford to have a little fun!

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