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5/10/2013 11:53:41 AM
Posted by Patrick Coyle
by Nicole Tardif
Since Obamacare became law, critics of the new legislation have come out of the woodwork to highlight its problems. In order to counteract these sentiments, President Obama is persuading the highest risk group of uninsured Americans, 18-34 year olds. President Obama has been on a college campus one out of every 9 days since becoming president, according to a YAF study. With his two-term legacy on the line, the president is using every opportunity possible for face time with this age group.
As reported by Bloomberg News
Obama is even using cabinet members and other White House officials' key notes at upcoming commencements to further promote the propaganda of Obamacare.
The long road to implementation is coming an end, so it's an all-out assault from the administration.
From Bloomberg News:
"To counter the criticism, the White House has told all Cabinet members and senior officials to use commencement speeches to drive home for graduating college students and their parents the benefits they gain from a provision of the law that allows young adults to stay on their family's insurance plans until they turn 26."
Students don't want to hear about that! College commencement speeches should be about the speaker extolling virtues, wisdom and guidance to the graduates as they prepare for the next chapter of their lives.
Next week, we are coming out with our list of college commencement speakers.
Just like last year
, there are way more liberal speakers than conservatives. Stay tuned for that.
Nicole is a Sarah T. Hermann Intern Scholar at Young America's Foundation and a student at Mary Washington College.
So Ms Tardif will decide what students want to hear. Okaaay. Actually, I would think most students will be glad they can stay on their folks health insurance until they are 26. I also think Americans, young and old, are glad that one cannot be denied insurance for a pre-existing condition. It is only fair to make sure insurance companies are required to devote a minimum amount of what they take in toward actual health care for those it insures. Finally, President Obama spoke at Ohio State last week. I heard many excerpts from that speech and NONE of what I heard him say dealt with the Affordable Care Act.
Posted by Doc Sarvis on 05/10/2013
NO jobs for these grads, higher taxes for these greats, a loss of constitutional rights for these grads, a world record national debt for these grads, rising (maybe crippling) inflation for these grads, rising GDP for these grads. Since Obamacare has raised insurance, tax & medical treatment they will not be able to afford it five years down the road anyway. They have been royally screwed by this president & this administration.
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