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The White House Jumped the Shark Today[3/12/14]
Heritage ^ | 3/12/14 | Amy Payne

Posted on 03/15/2014 10:12:14 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

Cultural trends are often said to “jump the shark” when they go too far and become laughable or obsolete. The White House is in this territory with its desperate—desperate—marketing of Obamacare.

Today, Lance Bass—a member of the boy band *NSYNC, which was popular in the late 1990s and early 2000s—tweeted that he was “entering the White House to meet w the President to discuss health care reform.” He added a website address: “HealthCare.org.”

Politically active Twitter users quickly mocked this high-level meeting and the fact that the pop star of yesteryear didn’t even know he was supposed to be pointing followers to HealthCare.gov.

The tweet has since been deleted, but here it is for posterity:

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Bass responded to the outcry by tweeting, “Grow up people! A handful of private citizens were invited to talk about Health Care. I have questions just like you- and I brought in several that my fans have brought up. I’m not writing any laws here. Don’t hate because I’m trying to get educated.”

This comes just one day after comedy website Funny or Die released a video with actor Zach Galifianakis interviewing President Obama. The star poked fun at Obamacare’s website woes and acted as though he had a pre-existing condition of spider bites, which the President of course assured him would be covered.

“I think it’s fair to say that I wouldn’t be with you here today if I didn’t have something to plug,” Obama said in the video. He promised that “HealthCare.gov works great now” and expressed hope that young people would sign up.

The young people they’re targeting now are the ones they didn’t get with the singing animals video, porta-potty ads, “brosurance” ad campaign, NFL football tie-ins, pub crawls, Magic Johnson, or any number of other gimmicks they’ve tried.

The White House bragged about the traffic Funny or Die was sending to HealthCare.gov. But site traffic doesn’t equal Obamacare enrollment. Actually, the administration still isn’t saying how many Americans are enrolled in Obamacare—it keeps touting the number of people who have selected a plan on the website, regardless of whether they’ve paid a premium.

Obamacare is a disaster. And the White House’s outreach strategy is comical—when it doesn’t mean to be.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: agitprop; boybands; democratcare; dnctalkingpoints; donkeycare; fail; huac; husseins; jackasscare; momjeans; nsync; obamacare; obamafail; photoops; talkingpointsmemo; unaffordablecareact; usefulidiot
Homosexual has-been boy singers are now promoting Obamacare.

Pathetic.

1 posted on 03/15/2014 10:12:14 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

White House Budget May Reduce Patient Access to Medical Imaging

News | March 12, 2014 | Practice Management
By Diagnostic Imaging Staff

The new White House budget may adversely affect patient access to advanced medical imaging technologies, according to a release issued by the Access to Medical Imaging Coalition (AMIC).

President Obama’s 2015 budget not only tries to close a loophole in the anti-self-referral law by eliminating the In-Office Ancillary Services Exception for diagnostic imaging, radiation oncology, physical therapy and anatomic pathology, but the budget plan also recommends prior authorization for power mobility devices and advanced imaging.

“President Obama’s budget threatens patient access to care and important imaging services through burdensome prior authorization requirements,” Tim Trysla, exectutive director of AMIC, said in a release. The organization would prefer to see adoption of physician-developed appropriate use criteria (AUC), which has been proven effective in driving appropriate imaging use.

The American College of Radiology (ACR) is also opposed to the budget plan.

“Numerous studies have shown prior authorization increases medical costs and administrative red tape while burdening patients and physicians with potential treatment delays,” the College stated.

The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) had already expressed concern over preauthorization in 2013, in response to the 2014 budget, which also called for pre-authorization, stating in a release: “This provision was included in spite of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)’s acknowledgement that a prior authorization policy will yield no savings.”

A study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology in June 2011 evaluated the utility of radiology benefit managers (RBMs) and results showed that relying on RBMs to conduct prior authorization for advanced imaging increased costs and red tape, which placed additional burdens on clinicians and potentially delayed treatment.

http://www.diagnosticimaging.com/practice-management/white-house-budget-may-reduce-patient-access-medical-imaging?GUID=8A0B9468-8AB3-4F78-AC2A-EA39E9D985E0&rememberme=1&ts=14032014


2 posted on 03/15/2014 10:12:52 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: SoFloFreeper

Pathetic, and probably end of the road on propaganda resources.


3 posted on 03/15/2014 10:13:56 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (My citizenship is not here.)
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To: SoFloFreeper; GeronL; Revolting cat!
Bass responded to the outcry by tweeting, “Grow up people! A handful of private citizens were invited to talk about Health Care. I have questions just like you- and I brought in several that my fans have brought up. I’m not writing any laws here. Don’t hate because I’m trying to get educated.”

He's a tool of the state. He's being brought "on-board" and will be given media exposure if he propagandizes this boondoggle.

4 posted on 03/15/2014 10:15:12 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: KeyLargo

Rationing. All foretold in the run-up to Idiotcare.


5 posted on 03/15/2014 10:15:58 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Homosexual has-been boy singers are now promoting Obamacare.

Pathetic.

At least dress him up in pajamas and hand him a cup of hot chocolate.

It's the look, you know.

6 posted on 03/15/2014 10:16:30 AM PDT by cicero2k
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To: SoFloFreeper

Hollywood types are careful never to associate with has-beens as the association is contagious. You’d think the White House could bribe some presently popular people, unless they tried and found out that they’re has-beens themselves.

This guy talks about his fans. Really?!


7 posted on 03/15/2014 10:17:45 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: SoFloFreeper

The choice is so gay....: )


8 posted on 03/15/2014 10:20:42 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: SoFloFreeper
Obamacare is a disaster. And the White House’s outreach strategy is comical—when it doesn’t mean to be.

It's all fun and games until they break down your door at night and put a gun in your face.

9 posted on 03/15/2014 10:22:18 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: jsanders2001

> Perfect choice of words...has to be made up its so funny...: )

“I think it’s fair to say that I wouldn’t be with you here today if I didn’t have something to plug,” Obama said in the video


10 posted on 03/15/2014 10:22:27 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001

> Perfect choice of words...has to be made up its so funny...: )

“I think it’s fair to say that I wouldn’t be with you here today if I didn’t have something to plug,” Obama said in the video

Probably the exact words said to Lance by 0 too...


11 posted on 03/15/2014 10:23:56 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: SoFloFreeper
Homosexual has-been boy singers are now promoting Obamacare.

Will the Death Panels decide to give him pain meds instead of treatment when he is in the final stages of AIDS?

12 posted on 03/15/2014 10:24:18 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator ( 2+2 = V)
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To: Gen.Blather
This guy talks about his fans. Really?!

Don't be rude, Obama and Biden love this gay,err guy!

13 posted on 03/15/2014 10:30:31 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I also was scheduled to go see Obama at the White House to see how I could help promote his agenda, but I texted him and asked him over to my place instead.

Then I tweeted everyone else I knew, telling them that I had done so.

Then about twenty Federal agencies sent me text messages and/or emails trying to coordinate the event.

I then put on my blog that I was giving my dog a bath in preparation of the Prez’s visit.

This was picked up by an EPA drone, and they then sent a SWAT team over to confiscate the shampoo for testing.

They noticed that the bath water had created a small puddle in my driveway, and arrested me for violations of the Clean Water Act.

Meanwhile, my gay spouse got an emergency text off to Obama, telling him the get together was probably off.

He texted back that he was bringing some really good weed for the occasion, and really looking forward to exploring the ways we could be of service to him, and therefore had called off the arrest.

Then I decided to post this on FR before he shows up . . . oh, wait. There’s the limo now. Gotta go.


14 posted on 03/15/2014 10:35:13 AM PDT by dagogo redux
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To: SoFloFreeper

Isn’t the actor who played Kumar working in the West Wing?


15 posted on 03/15/2014 10:35:31 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Gen.Blather
This guy talks about his fans. Really?!

Obabble Lips have to use people because he found out that he can't get on his own health care program. Let the doctors ignore Obabbler like he ignores the will of the people.(sarcasm)

16 posted on 03/15/2014 10:37:18 AM PDT by TEARUNNER14 (ABORTION=ONE DEAD, ONE INJURED.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

The story didn’t even mention Pajama Boy. How soon they forget!


17 posted on 03/15/2014 10:38:24 AM PDT by Argus
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To: SoFloFreeper
Not news.

Homosexual never-wuzzes have been promoting it for some time. http://newsbusters.org/blogs/pj-gladnick/2014/01/17/bizarre-richard-simmons-obamacare-commercial-performance You will want at least a five gallon bucket nearby: The unspeakably fagtastic video provokes a gag reflex beyond the ability of even the strongest stomach to suppress.

18 posted on 03/15/2014 10:38:50 AM PDT by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

19 posted on 03/15/2014 10:40:38 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: cicero2k

homos for obo.


20 posted on 03/15/2014 10:42:41 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: SoFloFreeper
I'd like to know how many of these NBA stars that are pimping ObamaCare have actually signed up for it.

After all, if it's so good, they need to drop whatever insurance they have and buy into what they're trying to sell others.

21 posted on 03/15/2014 10:45:20 AM PDT by airborne (MY HEROES DON'T WEAR CAPES. MY HEROES WEAR DOG TAGS ! ! !)
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To: jsanders2001
The choice is so gay....: )

And so is the chooser. Bath House Barry seems to like having younger gay guys come to visit.

22 posted on 03/15/2014 10:54:17 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I can’t believe nobody on FR has yet mentioned the upcoming NASCAR ‘HealthCare.Org 250’ race in Watkins Glen NY later this season.


23 posted on 03/15/2014 11:22:48 AM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: SoFloFreeper

The White House Jumped the Shark Today


Meh. Dog bites man.

;-)


24 posted on 03/15/2014 11:39:22 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: VRW Conspirator
Pajamaboy Numero Dos



Perhaps the goal of OFA was to create a readily mockable image to draw attention to its message, in which case Pajama Boy was a brilliantly successful troll. The right immediately Photoshopped him into the Mandela funeral selfie

Read more: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2013/12/opinion-rich-lowry-obamacare-affordable-care-act-pajama-boy-an-insufferable-man-child-101304.html#ixzz2w3iOnaVw

the RIght IMMEDIATELY WHAT? there was a HUGE GAP between the debut of the original Pajamaboy and the Mandela Funeral If I REMEMBER Corrrectly
25 posted on 03/15/2014 11:53:48 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: headstamp 2

In the future it will be called “NObamacare” cuz you aren’t going to get any care.


26 posted on 03/15/2014 11:58:39 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: KeyLargo
"The new White House budget may adversely affect patient access to advanced medical imaging technologies [unless you're the President, or another important member of the Ruling Class]"

Die, peasant.

27 posted on 03/15/2014 12:12:59 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: AU72
Isn’t the actor who played Kumar working in the West Wing?

I heard that he's in charge of the back door...

28 posted on 03/15/2014 12:16:51 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: Joe 6-pack

I see that the Department of Redundancy Department has been hard at work...


29 posted on 03/15/2014 12:18:06 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: SoFloFreeper

The Orwellian branding of propaganda that defies the senses is being sold to the American public, and is succeeding. Freedom is Slavery, and Ignorance is Strength. Higher premiums, higher deductibles and less coverage is better health insurance. Ask the liberal working in the cubicle next to you-he believes it.


30 posted on 03/15/2014 1:12:56 PM PDT by Spok ("What're you going to believe-me or your own eyes?" -Marx (Groucho))
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To: SoFloFreeper

I don’t know about the restnofmyou freepers but the first place I look for political policy insight is a member of a boy band. Anyone who hasn’t read Ginger Spice’s treatise on global warming is just uninformed.


31 posted on 03/16/2014 10:30:44 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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