The White House appears to be getting down and dirty in an effort to convince members in one of its major constituencies — the activist homosexual community — to sign up for ObamaCare. Last September the White House partnered in a campaign called Out2Enroll, which organizers describe as “a campaign to inform lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities about new coverage options available through the Affordable Care Act and to encourage LGBT individuals to enroll in coverage.”
The Obama administration is growing increasingly concerned because not enough homosexuals are signing up for ObamaCare and time is running out for them to make the deadline to enroll for “coverage” beginning January 1. The Washington Post noted that a “disproportionate number of LGBT Americans are uninsured and qualify for federal premium subsidies,” which is why the White House has stepped up its efforts with groups like the Center for American Progress, the Sellers Dorsey Foundation, and the Federal Agencies Project to cajole gays, lesbians, transvestites, and others under the LGBT umbrella to get enrolled in the socialized healthcare scheme.
A September White House press release targeting homosexuals emphasized that federal healthcare law “prevents health insurance companies from charging anyone a higher premium just because they happen to be lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. It also prevents insurers from raising rates or denying coverage because of a pre-existing condition like HIV/AIDS, cancer, or mental health concerns.”
In the launch of its campaign in September with the White House, Out2Enroll claimed that some 34 percent of low-income homosexuals are uninsured, and a “majority of these individuals are not aware of the new coverage options that will be available starting October 1 of this year.”
Over the past couple of months, however, the homosexual community, like other Americans, has balked at the thought of imprisoning their healthcare future under Obama's socialized monstrosity, so just before Christmas Out2Enroll and the White House instituted stage two of their marketing campaign to suck in Obama's LGBT constituency.
On December 17 the White House posted a press release that included an “infographic” designed to convince homosexuals who have not signed up for ObamaCare why they should. Among the reasons the White House gave were:
• By law health insurance “purchased through the [government controlled] Marketplace can't discriminate based on sexual orientation or gender identity.”
• “You can't be charged a higher premium just because you're lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender.”
• Homosexuals supposedly can't be denied coverage “because of pre-existing conditions like HIV/AIDS.”
• Nor, supposedly, will there be any “lifetime limits on coverage for people with chronic diseases like AIDS.”
The down and dirty part of the campaign kicked in a day or so after the White House released its “infographic,” as Obama partner Out2Enroll released a vulgar video advertisement for ObamaCare featuring a group of homosexual men clothed in little other than tight-fitting briefs, snuggling and cavorting suggestively on camera while a female (we think) cabaret singer cooed a ridiculously re-worked version of “Let It Snow,” with lyrics such as: “... and when it's time for resolutions / a health insurance solution / don't get left in the cold / get enrolled, get enrolled, get enrolled.”
The Out2Enroll site features other shameless ads that are just as offensive as the semi-nude dancing gays. One features a smiling young woman in Christmas attire with the phrase: Cindy Lou Can Love Who She Wants and She Can Access Preventive Care.”
Then there's one with a gay-looking supposed Marine Corps veteran identified as Chris Adames, “who knows the importance of quality health care. Throughout his deployments, Chris sustained combat injuries, which are treated at the VA. He’s thrilled to volunteer with Out2Enroll to help get the word out about the importance of enrolling in health insurance.”
Additionally, reported the Washington Post, the White House and its partners have employed other “unconventional” pitches to shill for ObamaCare, including a Shreveport, Louisiana, drag show that “has started promoting the health care law as part of its act.”
The Post predicted that the push “is likely to resonate with many LGBT Americans, especially those not working in conventional jobs.” The liberal paper trotted out, as an example, a 63-year-old homosexual man identified as Kenny Weinberg, who it said “has struggled to get adequate coverage for himself and his 60-year-old husband, Jeffrey, since he lost his job in the fashion industry in 2008.”
Then there is Ezra, a “self-described ‘white trans-masculine gender queer,’” who, the Post reported, has been getting hormone therapy at a clinic in Philadelphia. The body-changing treatment would assumedly be paid for under ObamaCare.
According to its promotional material, Out2Enroll hopes to sign up some 300,000 individuals under its campaign, although a spokesman said the group will have no way of knowing how many actual homosexuals it will be able to convince to enroll.
World Net Daily (WND) noted that the Center for American Progress, one of the three major groups behind the Out2Enroll campaign, was founded by former Clinton White House Chief of Staff John Podesta, “who recently joined the Obama White House staff to serve as a consultant to President Obama for a year.” WND noted that “Podesta made news after joining the Obama White House when he compared House GOP members to the infamous People’s Temple cult led by Jim Jones in Jonestown, Guyana.”
Another of the groups, the Sellers Dorsey Foundation, was founded by Martin D. Sellers, who, according to his bio on the foundation website, “is perhaps best known for his role as an advisor to Governor Mitt Romney in the design, financing, and negotiation of Governor Romney’s universal health plan in Massachusetts.”
WND noted that Sellers' homosexual partner, Brian J. Dorsey, “was an independent public relations consultant who served as communications director for two Pennsylvania statewide health-care organizations before he joined with Sellers to create Sellers Dorsey.”
As for the the Federal Agencies Project, apparently most responsible for the Out2Enroll scheme, the campaign's September 12 press release described it as a group “dedicated to making federal agency policies and practices more responsive to the rights and needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities.”
Though we are unaware of any direct connections, it would not be surprising to learn that the three organizations responsible for the Out2Enroll partnership with the White House have received federal (read: taxpayer) assistance in on fashion or another. If nothing else, Out2Enroll and its work (including the vulgar video described above) are certainly benefiting from the federal partnership. “We are excited to work with organizations like Out2Enroll,” Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius unashamedly said in September.