Skip to comments.Did the Obamacare Youth Outreach Company Offer Free Health Care as Contest Prize?
Posted on 12/09/2013 3:22:23 AM PST by markomalley
Buzzfeed is reporting that the internet startup that was chosen by the Obama White House to sell Obamacare enrollment to young people may have offered free health care as a prize for the best idea to help them make the sale. One of the top officials at the startup called PolicyMic, told two Buzzfeed employees on September 20 that PolicyMics reward for the best idea submitted in a contest.
On Wednesday, the White House announced that PolicyMic would be responsible for selling Obamacare to the young. On the same day, PolicyMic Executive Social Editor Elizabeth Plank, who reportedly was the official who confessed the plan in September, confirmed that the plan had been considered, but it was later shelved because of the difficulties with HealthCare.gov.
Meanwhile, Chris Altchek, the cofounder of the startup, spoke on MSNBC and vigorously challenged Planks assertion, saying the idea of free health care as a prize had never been discussed, Plank never floated the idea in September, and Plank had not even been a part of the planning for the contest.
The White House immediately concurred with Altchek and stated it had never even heard of such a proposition, and the very idea that the White House would countenance such a suggestion was dead wrong. Altchek made sure the White House was covered, saying, development of the contest was entirely internal to PolicyMic.
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A top official at PolicyMic an internet startup tapped by the White House to sell Obamacare to young people told two BuzzFeed staffers at the companys New York headquarters Sept. 20 that the organization was considering free health care as a prize in a contest aimed at gathering ideas for how to communicate the benefits of Obamacare to young people.
On Wednesday, the day PolicyMics role in the effort was announced at the White House, the official, PolicyMic Executive Social Editor Elizabeth Plank, confirmed the plan in a series of text messages with BuzzFeed. She said the plan had been dropped due, in part, to difficulties with HealthCare.gov that have truncated Obamacare recruitment efforts at all levels.
The co-founder of PolicyMic, Chris Altchek, strenuously denied the idea was ever discussed in the course of crafting the contest, denied Plank ever made the comments in the first place, and said Plank was not in any of the initial discussions about how the contest would come together. Plank appeared on MSNBC Wednesday to explain the contest.
The 30 million suckers Boobamba says “desperately” need health insurance wouldn’t sign up.......so now they’re giving it away free.
Plus the “buy one plan, get one free” late-night TV ad flopped.
What was the late night TV ad campaign? I missed that.
The prize was a lifetime supply of condoms, if the winner was male, or birth control pills.
LBJ’s Great Society Lives On!
that’s a good way to make everyone else, the ones who have to pay for it, quite resentful
Free, at least until the IRS found out about it. Contest winnings are taxable.
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