Didn’t get an invite to the party? No worries. Show up anyway with that six pack… er, now four pack of Natural Lite and let the good times roll.
District of Columbia officials are recruiting young residents this weekend to enroll in ObamaCare by showing up where they “party by night and shop by day.”
Officials on Saturday visited two Footlocker stores where Nike’s exclusive Air Jordan 12 “Taxi” sneakers were going on sale. And they are scheduled to visit two Denny’s restaurants from 2 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
“My motto is ‘Get them health care while you get them Jordans,” DC Health Links representative Vanessa Brooks told Fox News outside a Footlocker in the city’s downtown.
“Get some health care to go along with them taxis, OK?” Brooks told those at the store. “You got to have it. And you need it.”
The Obama administration and other supporters of the Affordable Care Act have worked hard since enrollment started in October to connect with young people, knowing their participation will help cover the cost of the elderly and others who need more medical care.
However, problems with the federal ObamaCare website and the 14 state-run sites appear to have made the tech-savvy generation wary of the entire program, combined with members’ general feeling they won’t get sick or injured, which has prompted Brooks and other D.C. Health Link officials to call them “young invincibles.”
Terrific. ObamaCare has been reduced to being that 40-something creeper with the bad hair at the house party.
And what a marketing disaster to call this target demographic whom you are depending upon to support this federal Ponzi scheme, “Young Invincibles”. What better way to get people to sign up for healthcare insurance than to re-enforce the belief of their own indestructibility. Wouldn’t “Young Vulnerables” be a step in the right direction? Or, if you wanted to cut right to the chase, how about “Young Compliants”?
As it stands, the “YCs” aren’t signing up. It’s the “Old and Sick”, a demographic that ObamaCare wants nothing to do with… at least not if the YCs aren’t going to pick up the tab for them.
After all, who but the sick aid elderly are going to have the patience and time to wade through the still-glitch-riddled state and federal exchange sites?
Not us. We’ll see you all later on tonight at IHOP.