ObamaCare to get free promotion on NBC News

NBC News

With the unpopular law’s health insurance exchanges set to open tomorrow, NBC News will began airing a series of reports today to help the Obama Administration sell ObamaCare to a skeptical American public:

NBC News announced Friday that it will present a special series of programs and reports next week intended to “help Americans get the most out of the Affordable Care Act,” according to a press release.

Timed to coincide with the rollout of new insurance exchanges, “Ready or Not, the New Healthcare Law” begins airing Monday, Sept. 30. The series will appear on such network mainstays as “NBC Nightly News” and “Today,” as well as on social media and other digital outlets.

The programs will provide interactive tools “to help shed light on what the healthcare act means for [consumers] and explain how to enroll” in the new marketplaces opening on Oct. 1, according to the statement. Additionally, the series will include reporting on the Obama administration’s messaging, primary-care physician shortages, changes to emergency rooms and other topics related to the law’s rollout.

The Obama Administration rolled out estimated premium prices on the federally run health insurance exchanges. The rates in most of those states are far more expensive that what was available before ObamaCare. Even with subsidies that are available to help uninsured Americans purchase coverage, many states will see substantial increases in insurance premiums. Only half of those are expected to purchase coverage on the exchanges will have access to help.

There’s no word on whether or not NBC News will highlight the dramatic increase in health insurance premiums. They’ve also not indicated whether or not they will discuss the more than 300 employers who have dropped or altered health insurance coverage for workers and/or their families or slashed workers’ hours because of ObamaCare.

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