The ongoing effort to corrupt every square inch of American life into an ObamaCare propaganda delivery system marches onward… and straight down the toilet. From the Washington Post:
In Connecticut, selling Obamacare involves renting an airplane. Oregon might try to reel in hipsters with branded coffee cups for their lattes. And in neighboring Washington, the effort could get quite intimate: The state is interested in sponsoring portable toilets at concerts in an effort to reach uninsured young adults.
With 83 days left until the health law’s insurance marketplaces open for business, public awareness remains low. Most polling data suggest that few Americans are aware of how the Affordable Care Act works – or that it even exists.
A recent poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation showed 42 percent of Americans to be uncertain about whether the health-care law still stands. Gallup found last month that 43 percent of the uninsured were not aware of the law’s requirement to buy health insurance coverage.
States are spending millions to change that, using everything from television ads to free grocery bags to bus tours to sell President Obama’s signature legislative achievement. They are relying near-exclusively on federal grants to run the campaigns.
Federal grants? Where does that money come from again? Oh, yes, that’s right: our wallets. Our pockets are getting picked to pay for advertising that will make us more aware of the law we hate, and which is now rewritten roughly every 36 hours, because all the original promises were ridiculous lies and nothing in the system works correctly. We’ll have ObamaCare crap printed everywhere, from our coffee mugs, to our inevitable destination after drinking the contents of said mugs. You won’t be able to turn anywhere without seeing it. Soon we’ll have ObamaCare propaganda printed on the sun visors of our cars, beamed into our cell phones as text messages, scrawled on the backs of cereal boxes, and maybe burned into the insides of our eyelids.
Flight attendants can run through little ObamaCare pep talks right after they finish explaining how the seats can be used as flotation devices. ObamaCare already seized control of fast-food menus, so maybe the government should require all such restaurants to blast an Affordable Care Act Tip of the Day in your face before the kid in the glass booth asks if you’d like to try the new Bacon Ranch Pretzel-bun Lardburger Supreme.
Low public awareness of ObamaCare isn’t the problem. Low awareness by the power-hungry nincompoops who passed it was the problem.