Free Beer and Creepy Uncle Sam Encourage College Students to Opt Out of Healthcare

Only in America!

Koch funded groups are supplying University of New Hampshire and Dartmouth College students with free alcohol to encourage them to oppose Obamacare and opt-out of quality, affordable health care coverage.

Americans for Prosperity and Generation Opportunity are hosting a “Thirsty for Freedom” event in Durham tonight, and a “Freedom on the Rocks” event in Hanover next week. In exchange for free drink tickets, students will hear about “big government’s war on youth” and be encouraged to skip out on health care coverage.

It’s part of a despicable national tour by Koch-funded groups like Americans for Prosperity. One of the tour sponsors even told press:
“What we’re trying to communicate is, 'No, you’re actually not required to buy health insurance,'” Generation Opportunity President Evan Feinberg told Yahoo News in an interview about the campaign. “You might have to pay a fine, but that’s going to be cheaper for you and better for you.” (Yahoo News, Creepy Obamacare ad hits college campuses and your nightmares, Sept. 19, 2013)
Better for you than being able to go to a doctor when you get sick? Better for you than not going into medical bankruptcy as a 20-something year old because of an unforeseen accident?
Anti-Obamacare groups have hit a new low with this alcohol-fueled campaign to entice New Hampshire’s young adults to go without health care coverage. Young adults are more likely to be uninsured than any other age group, but under Obamacare they can stay on their parent’s plan until age 26, and they have options for premium assistance to help them afford private coverage on the marketplace. Groups that are playing politics with the health and well-being of New Hampshire’s young adults should be called out. Here’s how you can help:
  1. Write a letter to the editor criticizing Americans for Prosperity for targeting young adults and instead provide accurate information about the Affordable Care Act. Sample letter and newspaper information here.
  1. Share the link to Covering New Hampshire, the official free resource for Granite Staters on the Health Insurance Marketplace, with your friends and family and let them know they have until March 31st to sign up.
  1. Make a donation to Granite State Progress to support their work to expose and challenge conservative rhetoric.

New Hampshire’s college students and young adults deserve real information about the importance of health care coverage and the options available to them; you are a part of making that happen. Thank you in advance for taking action!

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Creepy Obamacare ad hits college campuses and your nightmares on Yahoo News

Koch Bros AFP-NH to Supply UNH Students with Free Alcohol to Oppose Obamacare, Not Sign Up for Health Coverage on Granite State Progress