While gathered around the grill with friends and family this Fourth of July, the government recommends you try to sell them on Obamacare.
Sure, that's likely to start an argument, a point the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services doesn't dispute, but it's all for a good cause: correcting the "misinformation about the ACA" that "is everywhere" in the wake of last week's Supreme Court decision upholding Obamacare subsidies.
In the HHS talking points on how to seamlessly segue from grill-side pleasantries to health insurance shilling, they included some hypothetical scenarios and suggested these responses:
Situation: Uncle Ted claims Obamacare is a train wreck and has cost jobs.
You say: Uncle Ted, you've gotten a hold of some old talking points. With greater access to affordable, quality health insurance, the Affordable Care Act is helping individuals and strengthening our economy!
HHS then includes two giant paragraphs of White House statistics on healthcare which it recommends you recite to Uncle Ted, followed by "Now, would you like more corn?"
The line "you've gotten a hold of some old talking points" followed by two paragraphs of talking points, will surely convince Uncle Ted, HHS posits.
Situation: Your brother has a great idea for a start-up, but he's afraid to lose benefits when he leaves his current job.
You say: The Affordable Care Act can help! (Note: The exclamation point denotes enthusiasm about the ACA, not an instruction to scream at your family.)
No tips from HHS on what to do if your family starts screaming at you, however.Read more on WashingtonExaminer.com