A conservative publisher says California using taxpayer funds to
promote ObamaCare is "hucksterism at its worst level."
California plans to pay $900,000 in taxpayer funds to promote
the Affordable Care and Patient Protection Act on popular
television shows. The New York Times reports that The
California Health Benefit Exchange has a contract with a marketing
group to integrate ObamaCare into the storyline of shows like
Modern Family and Grey's Anatomy.
Stephen Frank, publisher of California Political News and
Views, says the plan is wasteful.
"This is just an embarrassment for the people of California," he
submits. "Money is being wasted on advertising of a program that is
meant to continue the fiscal destabilization of the state of
He makes note of the state's massive budget deficit and points
out that it is making cuts to public education and services. So
spending more, he argues, does not make sense.
"This is hucksterism at its worse level, because it's using tax
dollars meant to help the citizens instead to harm their healthcare
choices," Frank contends.
The marketing group is also planning to promote ObamaCare on
coffee cups at community colleges, which would target young