Calif. teens newest 'messengers' for ObamaCare

Thursday, July 11, 2013
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Becky Yeh - California correspondent (OneNewsNow.com)

A leading healthcare expert says one California school system's promotion of ObamaCare proves once again that the health system is flawed.

The Los Angeles school system reportedly plans to encourage students to become promoters of ObamaCare, using a state grant to train students to reach their families and friends for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

The grant is one of $37 million in state grants announced in May by Covered California, the state's health insurance exchange marketplace. Almost a million dollars ($990,000) of that was awarded to the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Pipes

But Sally Pipes of the Pacific Research Institute does not think it is right.

"The schools should not be able to use students to become messengers for ObamaCare," she contends. "The Democrats want to build a constituency of young people so going forward they will know they've got these young people in their camp."

The grant comes following controversy over the Obama administration's other efforts to promote ObamaCare as its full implementation approaches.

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