The PJ Tatler

Obamacare Wants to Make Your Holiday Shopping Experience Worse

‘Tis the open enrollment season

HHS is hitting the malls this weekend to make sure that Obamacare is on the minds of consumers during the busiest shopping weekend of the year.

The department on Wednesday will announce new partnerships it has made with retail stores, pharmacies and popular websites to spread the word about the current open enrollment season, which began on Nov. 15 and ends Feb. 15. On three key days after Thanksgiving — Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday — as well as dates beyond, Westfield Shopping Centers, the National Community Pharmacists Association and the XO Group will provide consumers with information about how they can sign up for coverage through the exchanges.

Pretty sure that Obamacare is on the minds of the people who don’t have as much money to spend this Christmas because they’ve been paying double for health insurance this past year. Do they really want to rub it in?

These people aren’t there to help, they are there to snare. We were told for years that most Americans were in favor of the law, which was never true. Some were in favor of a story they were being told but they couldn’t have sold this law to twenty people if they’d been honest.

The administration needs to goad people into participating in the exchanges because there just hasn’t been any real incentive to do so thus far. Next year, they’ll probably outlaw Salvation Army Santas, steal their bells, and begin harassing people at grocery stores.