With the dismal “success” of Obamacare’s enrollment numbers, it’s no wonder the major networks denied Obama prime-time slots so he could celebrate the misleading figures.
According to BuzzFeed, the White House was seeking to announce to the nation that they had met their threshold for success much like they did when Bin Laden was killed back in 2011, however the President was forced to stick with his usual daytime audiences.
They said that three sources familiar with the request told them that the White House wanted to try to highlight the unpopular law’s success even though its poll numbers have been bleak at best and Americans just aren’t on board with the idea.
The sources wouldn’t identify which networks refused the request but none of the major networks aired the speech that came from the Rose Garden.
“The debate over repealing this law is over,” Obama told the audience. “The Affordable Care Act is here to stay.”
“Why are folks working so hard for people not to have health insurance? Why are they so mad about the idea of folks having health insurance?” He asked.
“In the end, history is not kind to those who would deny Americans their basic economic security. Nobody remembers well those who stand in the way of America’s progress or our people.”
Generally speaking, the White House doesn’t request air time from the major networks for anything other than the State of the Union Address or other major announcements from the Oval Office, making this denial sting even more for the Administration that’s been struggling to convince Americans we want this travesty.
It’s important to note that while the White House is touting the seven million people who have signed up for the law, analysts within the insurance industry have estimated that less than a third of the people who have signed up were previously uninsured, and that group is also 30% less likely to pay their first month’s premium.