The Obama administration wants you to bring a side of healthcare politics to your family picnic this weekend.
After ObamaCare’s big win at the Supreme Court last week, federal health officials are serving up some tips about talking to family members who may be less-than-enthused that ObamaCare is here to stay.
“You should be prepared when Aunt Janine says something like, ‘Obamacare hasn’t helped anyone!’” a spokesman for the Department of Health and Human Services wrote in a blog post on Thursday.
For instance, if your Uncle Ted starts calling Obamacare a train wreck, you should calmly explain that he’s “gotten ahold of some old talking points,” the spokesman recommends.
Then, he suggests that you recite a three-paragraph response citing 14 figures ranging from healthcare inflation to the growth in full-time versus part-time employment.
“With greater access to affordable, quality health insurance, the Affordable Care Act is helping individuals and strengthening our economy!” the sample script goes.
Despite the assurances of every liberal on Facebook that Obamacare is awesome and here to stay, it seems this law that’s supposed to be self-evidently wonderful needs some holiday hype.
Why have fun when you spend the day telling neighbors who can no longer afford their family premiums that they’ve merely “gotten ahold of some old talking points”?
An Occam’s razor-ish approach would tell us that something so good for so many shouldn’t still need such a hard sell after so many years.
Unless they’re lying, of course.