Smoke And Mirrors: Obama Pretends to Sign Up For Obamacare

On Monday, December 23, the White House tried to make “news” by claiming that President Obama “signed up” for Obamacre. Only, the truth is it was just a lame publicity stunt. Obama did not sing up for anything.

White House officials announced that on Monday Obama “signed up” for his own signature–and massively failed–healthcare system.

On Monday afternoon, April Ryan, the White House Correspondent and Washington Bureau Chief for American Urban Radio Networks, was all excited to Tweet that “President Obama signed up for insurance and selected the Bronze plan for health insurance over the weekend while on vacation.”

This, of course, was the propaganda that the White House fed their lapdog mediot. The truth is, Obama himself was not involved in signing up for anything. He is on vacation in Hawaii. It was the White House propaganda office that did it for him as a way to get the nation talking about Obamacare as the hours wind down until the so-called sign up deadline arrives.

Not long after the White House lapdog issued her little Tweet, the White House issued a statement.

Over the weekend and in advance of today’s deadline, the President enrolled in a health care plan made available by the Affordable Care Act on the DC marketplace. As you all know, the President is one of the 85 percent of Americans who gets his health insurance through his employer and, like previous Presidents, is privileged to receive health care from the military. The act of the President signing up for insurance coverage through the DC exchange is symbolic since the President’s health care will continue to be provided by the military. But, he was pleased to participate in a plan as a show of support for these marketplaces which are providing quality, affordable health care options to more than a million people. The President selected a bronze plan.

This is all a smoke screen, though. It is merely “symbolic,” as even CNN reports.

The truth is Obama has no use for this supposed Obamacare plan the White House signed him up for. He is covered by the US military because he is President, for Pete’s sake! He does not need private health insurance and never will. He will get free coverage from the US taxpayer for life.

This is all just propaganda. Period.

In fact, Obama is one of the only Americans in the country who really will be able to keep his healthcare plan if he likes it.

The rest of us aren’t so lucky, quite despite what he said so many times…

The White House claimed that Obama signed up for a “bronze” plan. But, if he wanted truth with as fake as this whole mess is, the White House would have said he signed up for a pyrite plan!

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Posted by on December 24, 2013.
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Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's BigGovernment.com and BigJournalism.com, RightWingNews.com, CanadaFreePress.com, RightPundits.com, StoptheACLU.com, Human Events Magazine, among many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs to discuss his opinion editorials and current events. He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the new book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on amazon.com. He is also the owner and operator of PubliusForum.com. Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions, EMAIL Warner Todd Huston: igcolonel .at. hotmail.com "The only end of writing is to enable the reader better to enjoy life, or better to endure it." --Samuel Johnson

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  • Vagabond661

    Interesting that CNN is still calling it Obamacare. I thought the new narrative was to go back to calling it the Affordable Care Act to get Obama’s name out of it

    Either name, it’s an oxymoron. Obama don’t care and it sure as hell isn’t affordable.

  • jim_m

    Not so much pretending as it was a bald faced lie.

    • ljcarolyne

      Aren’t we ‘ALL GLAAD’ not really, but Obamaie is GLAAD. What a friggin’
      fraud. Disgraceful and down right hateful to have people sign up on Christmas Eve. He made the deadline on Dec. 24th saying FU America.
      Well same back at ya, Usurper. BTW Obamaie just had to have all the attention on him, especially on Christmas, huh! Always all about Obama.

  • Walter_Cronanty

    Can I get a “Bronze Plan” like Obama that includes the White House Physician?

  • GarandFan

    Why not? He’s pretending at everything else!

  • GarandFan

    Why not? He’s pretending at everything else!

  • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

    So Obama signed up, except he didn’t, it was his staff, for an insurance policy he’ll never have to use because he has the best Cadillac plan on the planet, paid for by taxpayers, And though he’s a millionaire and Obamacare is underfunded, he signed up for the cheapest one he could get, because he does not believe in paying for anyone else’s healthcare…unless it’s you doing it. That about it?

    • warnertoddhuston

      You got it, my friend.

    • warnertoddhuston

      You got it, my friend.

  • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

    So Obama signed up, except he didn’t, it was his staff, for an insurance policy he’ll never have to use because he has the best Cadillac plan on the planet, paid for by taxpayers, And though he’s a millionaire and Obamacare is underfunded, he signed up for the cheapest one he could get, because he does not believe in paying for anyone else’s healthcare…unless it’s you doing it. That about it?

  • EricSteel

    Another example of the incompetent SCOAMF leading from behind by signing up on the last day. Even if it was symbolic, a competent leader would have signed up on the first day instead of the last.

  • EricSteel

    Another example of the incompetent SCOAMF leading from behind by signing up on the last day. Even if it was symbolic, a competent leader would have signed up on the first day instead of the last.

  • ackwired

    I’s no surprise that the President is pulling political stunts. It seems to me the real question is not will he use the insurance, but is he paying for it?

    • Walter_Cronanty

      He’s paying for it the same way he’s paid for about everything else in his life – with US taxpayers’ dollars.

      • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

        He’s paying for it the same way he’s paid for about everything else in his life – with US taxpayers’ dollars other people’s money.

        FIFY

    • Jwb10001

      Why is it not surprising that the candidate that promised to be a new and better kind of politican is pulling political stunts? If you supported this guy you should be among the most upset, he lied to YOU. The rest of us knew he was a lying jack ass typical (maybe worse than typical) politican. He fooled you and is now making those that voted for him look stupid (I’m not calling you stupid but if you voted for him thinking he was something new and different and some how special well… )

      • ackwired

        I think that anybody who knows anything about politics realizes that any presidential candidate is a politician.

  • ackwired

    I’s no surprise that the President is pulling political stunts. It seems to me the real question is not will he use the insurance, but is he paying for it?

  • Lawrence Westlake

    This nugget from that press release: “As you all know, the President is one of the 85 percent of Americans who gets his health insurance through his employer….” There are so many layers of political irony there it boggles the mind.

  • http://foxmuldar-conservative-thinker.blogspot.com/ Foxmuldar

    Even the idiots on Fox this morning still claiming Obama signed up. Seems when they put their second hand staff to working their as clueless as the other liberal networks. Ask yourself, does anyone believe anything Obama or his talking idiots say anymore. They can look you right in the eye and lie to you everyday. Afterwhile lying gets to be the norm for Obama and his regime.