Obamacare to ‘fail,’ if young people opt-out, claims MoveOn.org in ‘urgent’ email

Josiah Ryan
Contributing Reporter
847
Total Shares
This is the CRO SBAR

President Obama's landmark healthcare achievement will crumble if young people opt-out, liberal advocacy group MoveOn.org, acknowledged in an email to its donor base on Thursday afternoon.

"The problem is... if younger, healthier people don't participate, then costs will skyrocket and Obamacare will fail," reads the “urgent” communication the group sent to its donors.

The email then accuses conservative groups of seeking to torpedo The Affordable Care Act by exploiting this weakness.

"These groups are so blinded by hate for Barack Obama that they'll do anything to make his signature program go up in smoke,” reads the MoveOn.org email. “[T]heir plan: Mislead young people about how the law works so they get scared and don't enroll.”

At least one conservative advocacy group, FreedomWorks, is in fact urging youth in its grassroots network to disenroll to sink the plan. It has deployed the Twitter hashtag #BurnTheCard, towards that end.

“There are a million reasons to burn your Obamacare card,” proclaims the online campaign. “We’re asking Patriots across the country to pledge to burn their Obamacare card and opt-out right now.”

“If 3 million Americans refuse to obey this unconstitutional mandate, Obamacare falls apart for good,” it adds. “Together we can do this. Pledge to Burn your card today!”

The MoveOn email, meanwhile, concludes by urging its donors to chip in $5 to make “sure right-wing extremists can't kill health care reform.”

Follow the author of this article on Twitter: @JosiahRyan



Josiah Ryan

Josiah Ryan

Contributing Reporter

Josiah Ryan is a contributing reporter for CampusReform.org and former director of communications for LI's Campus Leadership Program. 

Previously Josiah reported on the U.S. Senate for The Hill newspaper in Washington D.C. and was the cofounder of The Floor Action blog, a live-stream on policy, politics, and procedure in the upper chamber.

Josiah served as a reporter for the Jerusalem Post and JPOST TV in Tel Aviv, Israel, where he wrote on religion, culture, and the conflict.

Josiah is 2007 graduate of Hillsdale College. 

More By Josiah Ryan


LATEST TWEETS

Shirley Baldwin
@nutjob - 8 hours ago

Students encouraged to apply for porn-funded s http://t.co/GCrov3z3p2" target="blank_">http://t.co/GCrov3z3p2 via @campusreform http://t.co/GCrov3z3p2

Say No to the TTIP
@kencampbell66 - 8 hours ago

@deceptibling @campusreform @ASU You would have to be a creep to encourage young women to do that. Its totally sickening in my opinion.

Nathan Allen
@deceptibling - 8 hours ago

@kencampbell66 @campusreform Iwould expect that at @ASU 13 years ago Shanes World along with chanting ag FBgames: ASU we make porn!

Georgia Girl
@AnotherGeorgian - 8 hours ago

@kencampbell66 @campusreform I get a little tired of this. Whites have been enslaved, have been castigated. Be PEOPLE. Stop PC.

Georgia Girl
@AnotherGeorgian - 8 hours ago

@kencampbell66 @campusreform That is Satan. He is at an all time high right now making some people think "wrong" is "right".

Say No to the TTIP
@kencampbell66 - 8 hours ago

Students encouraged to apply for porn-funded scholarship http://t.co/TngCt922jc via @campusreform That is creepy! http://t.co/auY0CFos14

Say No to the TTIP
@kencampbell66 - 8 hours ago

White professor teaches 'problem of whiteness' course at Arizona State http://t.co/wUwn09EQKr via @campusreform http://t.co/Zza1FawIj9

Lone Biker
@mp663001 - 9 hours ago

President Obama pushes tax on college savings plans http://t.co/B7eGQDFnWn via @campusreform

Latest 30 Articles