Skip to comments.Obama: Signing Up for Obamacare Is 'Just Part of Growing Up'
Posted on 02/17/2014 6:28:03 AM PST by Sub-Driver
Obama: Signing Up for Obamacare Is 'Just Part of Growing Up' Daniel Halper February 17, 2014 8:50 AM
An interview former NBA star Charles Barkley conducted with President Obama aired last night on TNT. In the interview, President Obama defended Obamacare and called signing up for the health care program "just part of growing up":
Barkely asked, "What do you think of the term Obamacare?"
"I like it. I don't mind. And I tell you, five years from now, when everybody's saying, 'Man, I'm sure glad we got healthcare,' there are going to be a whole bunch of people who don't call it Obamacare anymore because they don't want me to get the credit. But you don't know what life will throw at you. And sometimes people don't recognize, particularly young people, how important it is to have coverage until you get sick and you realize you may lose everything you have, or your parents may lose everything they have, trying to make you well. So we're encouraging people to sign up. They've got until March 31 to sign up for this year."
Barkley followed up, "So, if you can speak to a specific group, I guess you really talking about young adults --
"Folks our age, I mean I wouldn't call us old yet --" Obama started.
"We're knocking on the door."
"We are knocking on the door. So once you are 50, you wake up sometimes -- does this happen to you, Chuck? -- you wake up and something hurts and you don't know exactly what happened. Right?"
"Everything hurts when I wake up," said Barkley.
"When you were young, you know, you had to actually have an injury before something hurts. We'd like to encourage more young people to sign up, partly because since they're healthier, their premiums are actually generally going to be fairly cheap. They can find good options for less than their cable bill, less than their cell phone bill. And it's just part of growing up -- is making sure you're taking care of your body, your health. If you have a young family, you have to make sure that your family's protected with health insurance, as well. This allows you to do it," said Obama.
Unless you are the President or a member of Congress or a staffer for a member of Congress or a member of a Union or....
Did I hear this jingle on NPR?
The best part of waking up is Obama Care in your cup.
Next: Middle school and highschool classes focused on signing up.
and this is why I don’t watch the NBA.
Pajama Boy has Obamacare in his cup of cocoa. I hope Pajama Boy is growing up, as he happily signs up for Obamacare.
Part of growing up?
Or throwing up?
“Nevermind that I lied about what it is, you’re stuck with it now and have to sign up”
What’s a democrat’s favorite red wine?
“I want free healthcare!”
“the rich make too much money!”
Discovering that you still get hospital bills, big ones, even when if you have Obamacare is when you REALLY grow up.
Sick bastard. If we ever need a revolution it will be idiots like Obama who cause it.
Not ‘growing up’...more like ‘giving up’!
” there are going to be a whole bunch of people who don’t call it Obamacare anymore because they don’t want me to get the credit”
You see everything is about him and the rest of be damned
I had my own Health Insurance when I was 20. This was in 1977. Making Jimmy Carter a better president than Obozo.
So TNT had some more pro-Obama propaganda drooling on again? What a shock.
Letting the state make decisions for you and take care of you is part of “growing up.”
.. Like getting your first colonoscopy.
The Obamacare “talk”
Or soften them up for single payer.
Exactly. How the heck would that buffoon know anything about growing up.
“you realize you may lose everything you have, or your parents may lose everything they have”... when you find out that my healthcare law really isn’t free at all. So be of good cheer Comrades! Know that in the great socialist utopia we are building together, you will no longer have to waste time with messy wills or trusts, and all your assets will be taken care of by the glorious State for the benefit of all.
I haven’t seen where he and the missus and congress have done so. They like their PLATINUM plan we pay for much better than the RATIONED high priced ones he is trying to shove down our throats.
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Obamacare is the last thing one will do.
Ubama signed up for Ubamacare when he grew up.
Not just the NBA. I have written off all US professional sports. The NFL lost me when they ran the ad in November 2009 of Obama catching the long pass. Any comment not in worship of the Party Secretary was racist (that was also the time I had started to write off Minnestoopid).
[cue Peter Pan and the Lost Boys]
Is it just me or did the interview appear to be a comedy skit? I know now that it wasn’t but it sure did seem like one at the time.
I’m starting to feel that way about the NFL. Baseball’s still hanging in there. No celebration of hoodlumism so far.