FRC Upset That Gay And Transgender People Are Signing Up For Health Insurance
The Family Research Council is upset that Obama administration allies are working to enroll LGBT people – who are disproportionately uninsured -- in health care plans because they are “a high risk pool fed by even higher risk behavior.”
In an email to members today, FRC president Tony Perkins got into an especially punny mood (even for him!) to attack the program, Out2Enroll, and especially its alliance with a weekly drag show in Louisiana. “If the law lacked legitimacy before, wait until a cast of cross-dressing men get through with it!” Perkins writes.
ObamaCare Drag Show Aims to Heel
It looks like the President really is skirting the issues with ObamaCare. Thanks to a new partnership with a Louisiana drag queen show, the administration thinks it's finally be tapping into a market it needs to boost enrollment numbers. With the help of the Center for American Progress (CAP), a troupe of transvestites called Wednesday Night Tea has started promoting HealthCare.gov as part of its act. (If the law lacked legitimacy before, wait until a cast of cross-dressing men get through with it!)
According to the Washington Post, the show linked up with ObamaCare through Out2Enroll, the government's new outreach to homosexuals and transgenders. In conjunction with the administration and outside groups, the Shreveport performers aim to register 300,000 people in the federal exchange. And just in time for Christmas, Out2Enroll is kicking off a social media campaign that organizers promise "will have 'naughty' elements as well as holiday cheer." As if Americans weren't convinced already, this is just further evidence of how backwards the White House strategy is.
By funneling more money to the LGBT community, the administration is only making the system more unsustainable. To properly funding the system, healthy applicants -- not a high risk pool fed by even higher risk behavior. As taxpayers are about to find out, the system wasn't designed to withstand the volume of elderly, sick, and at-risk patients most likely to enroll. Either the exchanges will buckle under the weight or the government (i.e. taxpayers) will start shouldering even higher costs to compensate for the medical demand.
In exchange for homosexuals' help, the administration is sweetening the pot for the community by making a first-ever concession for same-sex couples. Under a rule announced yesterday, the IRS is giving homosexual spouses the right to apply for health care tax breaks retroactively -- an advantage no other taxpayers have had. As the AP explains, "Usually an employee must make their selections about who qualifies for those tax breaks before a tax year begins." Letting same-sex "spouses" reach back and claim those benefits now is unprecedented -- but unsurprising, given this administration's pro-homosexual partiality.
Jeremy Hooper notes that Perkins is wrong when he says the White House is “funneling” money to the independent effort.
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