I’m sure people have their feelings about Karl Rove but let’s ignore the messenger and listen to the message!
YOUR tax dollars are going to be used for a propaganda campaign to push Obamacare in battleground states. Darth Hussein knows his socialist healthcare program will destroy the US economy costing political power. So he is shoring up those states that he needs to keep progressives in office to maintain power.
We have one last line of defense in stopping Obamacare. That is through the House which has to vote on future government funding aka continuing resolution which expires Sept 30th. You have heard Sen Lee making the rounds calling for republicans to vote against the resolution if it has any provisions for funding future implementation of ObamaTax. Sen Cruz spoke out about it today that is was our last opportunity to defund ObamaTax. They need our help to pressure Senators and House republicans to make this happen and defund this destructive bill.
They need us to pressure Congress to make this defunding take place. Ignore any and all threats of government shutdown. trust me we’re better off if it was to happen and we have been through several that most don’t even realize! Think long holidays and session breaks!
Feds Ready $684M ObamaCare Marketing Campaign
By Carla K. Johnson | AP Medical Writer
CHICAGO – It will make you stronger. It will give you peace of mind and make you feel like a winner. Health insurance is what the whole country has been talking about, so don’t be left out.
Sound like a sales pitch? Get ready for a lot more. As President Barack Obama’s health care law moves from theory to reality in the coming months, its success may hinge on whether the best minds in advertising can reach one of the hardest-to-find parts of the population: people without health coverage.
The campaign won’t come cheap: The total amount to be spent nationally on publicity, marketing and advertising will be at least $684 million, according to data compiled The Associated Press from federal and state sources.
About 16 percent of Americans are uninsured, but despite years of political debate and media attention, more than three-quarters of them still know little about the law known as “Obamacare,” according to recent surveys.
“It’s not sugar cereal, beer and detergent,” said Brooke Foley, chief executive officer of the Chicago-based Jayne Agency, one of the advertising firms crafting messages to reach the uninsured.
The Obama administration and many states are launching campaigns this summer to get the word out before enrollment for new benefits begins in October.
The targets are mostly the working poor, young people who are disengaged, or those who gave up their insurance because of the cost. Three-quarters are white. Eighty-six percent have a high school education or less. Together they make up a blind spot in the nation’s health care system.
“They’ve been shut out. It’s too expensive and it’s incredibly confusing,” said David Smith of the advertising agency GMMB, pitching the health law’s benefits in Washington and Vermont.
Their confusion might only have been magnified by the administration’s surprise announcement recently postponing part of the system that affects businesses. But that change should not affect many individuals. A bigger complication is that in about half the states, Republican governors are declining to cooperate, which will limit the marketing.
The states that have been more receptive to the health care overhaul and are further ahead in their planning will receive proportionally more federal money for outreach, advertising and marketing than Republican-led states that have been hostile to the law.
AP research from all 50 states shows the amount of government spending will range from a low of 46 cents per capita in Wisconsin, which has ceded responsibility for its health insurance exchange to the federal government, to $9.23 per capita in West Virginia, which opted for a state-federal partnership.…more