Obamacare – It’s all about spin and marketing

Remember what I wrote about the other day? Even though the Democrats passed and started implementing Obamacare years ago, they have been in a constant battle to sell this law to the people. It continues.

From a North Dakota News website, and highlighted on Big Government this morning.

The Obama administration asked North Dakota’s largest health insurer not to publicize how many people have signed up for health insurance through a new online exchange, a company official says.

During a Monday forum in Fargo for people interested in signing up for coverage via the exchange, James Nichol of Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota told the crowd his company received the request from the federal government earlier Monday. Nichol is a consumer sales manager for the company.

Still, a spokeswoman from Blue Cross Blue Shield says about 14 North Dakotans have signed up for coverage since the federal exchange went live Oct. 1. That brings total statewide enrollment to 20 – less than one a day.

I wrote the following on Oct. 20.

Obamacare is a sales-job. Think about it, they have been trying to sell this idea to us for years yet still the majority of Americans don’t think it’s any good. It’s all about marketing and getting people to buy into a program without providing any of the real details and how it will effect us in the future.

Why not release the numbers? It’s simple, they expectation during the first weeks was something, and we’re getting something else. The numbers don’t look good, and even though President Obama claimed the system had a “couple of glitches” that like any other Apple release would have a bug fix released in a few days. Liar.

I’m not sure we’ll ever see enrollment figures from the federal exchange, even though they were all happy and promoting the “millions of hits” they were getting during the first couple of days.

Half of the country still disapproves of the 2010 Affordable Healthcare Act.

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Steve's a part-time conservative blogger. Steve grew up in Connecticut and has lived in Washington, D.C. and the Bahamas. He resides in Connecticut, where he’s comfortable six months of the year.


  1. ranselmi on October 23, 2013 at 8:52 am

    Letter to Senator Murphy:
    Senator Murphy,
    Thank you for your reply.? The basic tenant of affordable health care for all American citizens is one I agree with.? Unfortunately the ACA you voted for in 2010 is hardly the law we have now; and the premium/cost information we have now is very different from the cost information we had then (data you and many others used in part to make your voting decision). ?
    President Obama has made many promises about his signature health care plan, but one…

  2. Dimsdale on October 23, 2013 at 9:46 am

    Isn’t spin and marketing how a very junior, inexperienced Senator from Illinois got elected president??

    • Lynn on October 26, 2013 at 8:03 am

      Well that and promising riches to Unions, Acorn and MegaBanks

  3. JollyRoger on October 27, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    Clearly they’ve got something to hide- sealed up as tightly as Obama’s college transcripts… ?If obamacare is any measure of Barry’s intelligence, I’d say Barry is a flash in the pan of affirmative action.

    • Dimsdale on October 28, 2013 at 12:49 pm

      I, too, constantly wonder why his college transcripts are hidden, particularly if he is as intelligent as we are told.?? I saw Michelle’s Princeton thesis, which was primarily about her “blackness” and Princeton’s “whiteness” (http://obamaprincetonthesis.wordpress.com/), but nothing by him, the one we should be primarily interested in.?
      Much like John Kerry’s Viet Nam medical and military record, ?bama’s alleged achievements will remain deliberately buried.?
      You don’t hide your achievements unless they aren’t really achievements…


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