Invoking the “holiday season,” Pres. Obama made an urgent sales pitch for Americans to buy their Obamacare policies now – before the Grinchy GOP takes them away.
Obama sounded like a late-night television commercial in his weekly video address, urging customers to act now, before it’s too late:
“It’s the most wonderful time of the year -- and not just because it’s the holiday season, but because it’s also open enrollment season over at HealthCare.gov.”
“This weekend, I hope you’ll take a moment to do something really important for yourself and your family: make sure you’ll have health insurance for 2017.”
If customers buy before midnight Thursday, they’ll be able to get plans as low as $75 a month, which will be delivered in time for New Year’s Day, Obama promised:
“If you’re not covered yet, now is the time to sign up. Go to HealthCare.gov and shop for the plan that’s right for you. Like most Americans who get coverage through HealthCare.gov, there’s a good chance you’ll find a plan that costs less than $75 a month.
“And while the enrollment period lasts until the end of January, as long as you sign up by this Thursday, December 15, you’ll be covered starting January 1.”
But, you have to act now, because Republicans want revoke his healthcare offer, Obama warned:
“Now Republicans in Congress want to repeal the whole thing and start from scratch -- but trying to undo some of it could undo all of it.”
“We can work together to make the system even better -- and one of the best ways to do that is make sure that you’re in it. So remember: Sign up on HealthCare.gov by this Thursday, and health insurance will be there for you when you wake up on January 1.”