Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Koch's OptOut of ObamaCare Tailgate Party targets Young Adults with appearance of Creepy Uncle Sam.

From a more libertarian/John Birch Society perspective, telling young adults to not take responsibility for their health care concerns might seem like a contradiction.

But it’s not if you can destroy health care reform, the odd counterproductive target of big business.

While other foreign corporations don’t have the burden of providing health care due to their countries single payer systems, U.S. businesses appear ready to maintain their disadvantage.

Young adults are targeted because ObamaCare's very survival hinges on these healthy young Americans to sign up. If not, the program will have trouble paying for itself. 

OP-Out! Is the slogan pushed by the Koch brothers to lure their college students into joining their special interest group, Generation Opportunity. Here's Chris Hayes with the story:

Think Progress: The Koch brothers-funded Generation Opportunity — famous for its series of over-the-top advertisements trying to scare young Americans into not buying health coverage through Obamacare’s insurance marketplaces — took its opposition to health care reform to a whole new level on Saturday. The group threw a tailgate party during the University of Miami-Virginia Tech football that featured flashy cars, drinking games, models, a DJ, and plenty of “educational” material about why young people shouldn't take advantage of Obamacare.

“We rolled in with a fleet of Hummers, F-150’s and Suburbans, each vehicle equipped with an 8’ high balloon bouquet floating overhead. We hired a popular student DJ from UMiami (DJ Joey), set up OptOut cornhole sets, *beer pong tables, bought 75 pizzas, and hired 8 ‘brand ambassadors’ aka models with bullhorns to help out,” wrote David Pasch, Generation Opportunity’s communication director, in en email to the Tampa Bay Times. “*Student activists independently brought (lots of) beer and liquor for consumption by those 21 and over. Oh yeah, and we educated students about their healthcare options outside the expensive and creepy Obamacare exchanges.”

The group is touring 20 different campuses this fall in a $750,000 effort to convince college students that they’re better off being uninsured than getting health coverage through Obamacare. In reality, about 6.4 million Americans — many of them young people — will be able to buy affordable insurance with robust benefits through the Obamacare marketplaces for less than $100 per month.

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