The Obama administration is having trouble convincing major sports leagues to sign on to shilling for Obamacare, but they can always use kids to do it. They’re much easier to manipulate than adults, and the training is on the taxpayer dime. LA is spending nearly a million dollars, and that’s just one district.
With great excitement, the Los Angeles Unified School District has designed a nearly $1 million program to train teenagers to promote the glories of ObamaCare to parents, relatives and friends at home.
The state’s health insurance exchange, Covered California, is handing $990,000 to LA schools, along with federal grants totaling 36-million more U.S. taxpayer dollars to districts around the most populous state.
The goal is to train millions of student messengers statewide to sell the idea of government-subsidized health insurance to parents and relatives at home and to get more people enrolled in ObamaCare.
Taxpayer-paid public school staff will also be used to phone students’ homes urging enrollment under Obama’s Affordable Care Act. And they will be used to consume precious class instructional time to teach the students all about the healthcare program that the Democrat Congress did not read before passing in 2010.
Read the whole thing. I guess when the kids get out of school they’ll be prepared to be Obamacare navigators, but not much else.