Americans Urged to Try a Slice of Obamacare at Thanksgiving Table

November 26, 2013 - 12:08 PM

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Draft of application for Affordable Care Act. (AP Photo)

(CNSNews.com) - "Make a pledge to have a conversation with your family about health insurance this holiday season," says an Obama support group.

Never mind President Obama's broken promises, the malfunctioning enrollment website, and the general confusion surrounding the new health care exchanges.

"If you have family members who are uninsured, you can play a big part in helping them find coverage that works for them," says Organizing for Action, the liberal advocacy group that morphed out of Obama's political campaign committee.

OFA is urging Americans to bring a sign-up mentality to the Thanksgiving table, where they can ladle out an Obamacare sales pitch, preferably to their young, healthy children.

A video on OFA's website shows a middle-aged mom and dad talking to their late-20s-looking son about signing up for Obamacare. "We know you don't have health insurance," the conversation begins.

OFA is urging holiday travelers to pack their Social Security numbers, pay stubs, tax forms, and other information required to sign up for Obamacare before they hit the road.

And once they arrive? "Make sure you have a plan for when, where, and how you’ll talk to your family about health insurance," OFA says. Don't wait until the last minute, the group says -- "take advantage of downtime after meals or between holiday activities to start your talk."

Obamacare supporters are urged to "focus on the benefits that come from knowing that you have health insurance."

And when it comes time to shop, "you will want a more quiet, private place to make a phone call or use the internet," OFA says.

The OFA website offers conversation tips and ways to avoid misconceptions, such as "insurance will be too expensive for me" and "it's too complicated."