A new campaign by the Obama administration suggests that you discuss healthcare for Christmas this year.
Announced on Twitter and Facebook feeds associated with BarackObama.com the new graphics show computer-generated snowman suggesting “The best way to spread holiday cheer is by talking about healthcare at this time of year”, a thinly veiled throwback to the Christmas movie “Elf” where lead character Buddy declares “The best way to spread holiday cheer is singing loud for all to hear”.
There’s not much cheery about these graphics. The word “Christmas” is conspicuously missing, the colors are teal and white, and the healthcare icons are kind of creepy for Christmas.
There are going to be those out there who think we’re kidding about this. So check out Health Care for the Holidays yourself.
You’ll get great tips for talking about healthcare while sipping the eggnog. For example, if someone says they cannot afford health insurance, BarackObama.com wants you to tell this this whopper:
There are a variety of plans available in the new health insurance marketplace, so you can pick one that fits your budget. Thereâ€™s also financial assistance available based on how much you make. In fact, almost 6 in 10 uninsured Americans may be able to get coverage for $100 a month or less.
Kind of makes you want to sing “Jingle Bells”, eh?
Seriously, we can make this stuff up. Watch the official video: