Tuesday, June 25, 2013

California Public Schools Training Kids to Sell ObamaCare with Taxpayer Dollars

I really hate to sound like a broken record, but if the law is so wonderful why are we spending millions to "sell" it?   

Oh, and just in case you were concerned that your tax dollars would not go to public school kids to indoctrinate them on the virtues of government healthcare, rest assured, they have that covered here in California.  

The Los Angeles Unified School District will use a state grant to train teens to promote ObamaCare to family members. Covered California, the state's health insurance exchange, announced grants of $37 million on May 14 to promote the nationally unpopular law.

LAUSD will receive $990,000. The district listed as a primary outcome for its project, “Teens trained to be messengers to family members.”

Covered California spokeswoman Sarah Soto-Taylor said staff have not questioned this goal.  

“We have confidence that the model LA Unified brought to the table will be successful in reaching our target population, which includes family members of students,” she said.

LAUSD will also use tax-paid staff to promote ObamaCare through phone calls to students’ homes, in-class presentations, and meetings with employees eligible for ObamaCare’s taxpayer-covered healthcare, the grant award says.

One in three Los Angeles students never graduates high school....

If the project is successful, Los Angeles families can expect more use of students to push government-preferred messaging.

“Teens are part of a ‘pilot’ program to test whether young people can be trained as messengers to deliver outreach and limited education to family and friends in and around their homes,” said Gayle Pollard-Terry, a LAUSD spokesman, in an email. “Teens will be educating adults that they already know (e.g., family or friends) and not other adults.”...

Learn more - Covered California, Outreach and Education Grant Program Notice of Intent to Award, May 14, 2013: http://www.healthexchange.ca.gov/Documents/COVERED%20CA%20-%20Grantee%20Profiles%20-%205-14-13.pdf