Skip to comments.First lady asks for Latinos' help on health care
Posted on 07/25/2013 3:08:30 AM PDT by IbJensen
ORLEANS - Michelle Obama urged Latino activists on Tuesday to help sign people up for her husband's health care overhaul, especially the millions of younger, healthier people the system will need to offset the cost of caring for older, sicker consumers.
The first lady said that, starting July 31, consumers can create an account at www.healthcare.gov, or www.cuidadodesalud.gov, its Spanish-language equivalent, so they can get ready to sign up for health insurance in the fall, starting on Oct. 1.
"Simply passing the Affordable Care Act was not the goal," Mrs. Obama said at the annual conference of the National Council of La Raza, a Latino advocacy group. "The goal is to get folks to sign up for the insurance so they have the care they need to stay healthy."
She emphasized "the need to reach out to our young people" since their participation is key to the law's success.
The Obama administration is looking for about 7 million people to sign up for health insurance through marketplaces that are supposed to become available online starting Oct. 1. More than 2.6 million younger enrollees are needed to keep costs down for the overall pool, the White House has said.
Nearly one-third of these young people live in California, Texas and Florida.
"So we need to send them to those websites which have all the information they need about health reform," Mrs. Obama said.
In the remarks, the first lady tied the push to get the uninsured to sign up for health care to her campaign against childhood obesity, which she said is seriously affecting the health of Latino children. She called the epidemic a policy, public health, family and community issue, and urged families to make the right diet and exercise choices for children...
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You cant fix stupid
My small business hc plan went up 25% last year and 46% this year. Nothing is without cost they just want their voters.
Sign up for OblahMaoCare or risk being labeled an unhealthy racist. Si se puede jump on the bandwagons of morons headed for the Divided States of Detroit.
Can I have some Free monies, food, checks, benefits, Food Stamp, helfcare, insurance, and EITC tax rebates even though I don't pay them taxes?
They’re trying to prime their Ponzi scheme, but it’s just not happening like they expected.
She is trying so hard to make herself relevant.
First ladies feel they have to do something. She picked Health food. She doesn’t eat it ,but she picked it.
Bess Truman was probably the best First Lady, she didn’t do much of anything. Stayed out of the way and out of the news.
“Tell the world how you want free stuff at American taxpayer expense!”
Right. And it won't. Those young people they expect and are counting on to sign up for ObamaCare are in debt and jobless. Many believed it would be free.
So they can send the First Lady out there a thousand times. They can get all the celebrities and sports figures in the world to convince young people to sign up but it will never change math or human nature
They send her out to speak because Michelle is more popular than Barry.
Sort of like comparing Herpes to Cancer.
so.....a bunch of under-30 illegals who are surviving on cash under the table are going to VOLUNTARILY register with a Big Government database and start paying hefty insurance premiums.
Nancy was awesome as well. She came to defense of her husband in a heartbeat.
She is a real cow.
It’s difficult to believe that those two little pigs are for real and are human.
Better for them to eat tacos and beans.