FLOTUS Makes ObamaCare Black History Month Push: We Have To Get 'Our Folks' Signed Up

FLOTUS Makes ObamaCare Black History Month Push: We Have To Get 'Our Folks' Signed Up

First lady Michelle Obama was on the “Tom Joyner Morning Show” on Friday to make an ObamaCare pitch in conjunction with Black History Month.

Partial transcript as follows:

JOYNER: Healthcare.gov.

MICHELLE OBAMA: But people who aren’t comfortable going online, there’s a phone number, I know you guys have that. People can call. They can get in person, one-on-one assistance. They can go into community health clinics who are all working to get people signed up, if they want to sit down with somebody, there are a lot of providers out there that are reaching out and I just urge people to, you know, if they aren’t comfortable going online, they can do this in person as well and they can use the phone number to find out how to get help in their area.

JOYNER: All right.

MICHELLE OBAMA: But we have to get our folks signed up for insurance.

JOYNER: All right, Mrs. First Lady.

MICHELLE OBAMA: Yeah, so that’s one of the things I’m doing this February. What you all doing?

SYBIL WILKES: Well, we celebrate black history every day.

JOYNER: Every day.


MICHELLE OBAMA: Every day. That’s what I tell my kids every day. Because our young people have to, you know, they have to understand where we come from in order to know where we go to go.

JOYNER: That’s right.

MICHELLE OBAMA: We still have a lot of work to do. A lot of work left to do in our communities.

JOYNER: Good job. The First Lady of the United States, Mrs. Michelle Obama.

WILKES: Black history, right here.