A snow day is the right time to concentrate on health insurance, the Obama administration says. Particularly if you’re young and healthy.
On Friday evening, at the end of a “snow day” in the Northeastern United States, the Health and Human Services Department posted the following “get covered” reminder aimed at the Facebook crowd:
“SHARE THIS: A snow day is the perfect day to #GetCovered”
“Not Going Anywhere Today?” says the caption on a photo showing a snow-covered car and home. “Visit Healthcare.gov to #GetCovered.”
As CNSNews.com reported, first lady Michelle Obama, a week before Christmas, urged other “moms” and grandmothers to “make it a Christmas treat around the table to talk about a little health care.” She urged Americans to “ring in the new year” with “new coverage.”
The late-Friday reminder from HHS to “get covered” comes on a day when the widely read Drudge Report posted an article from a British newspaper, the Daily Mail, about problems for newly covered patients trying to get treatment at a northern Virginia hospital.
“They had no idea if my insurance was active or not!” said the Daily Mail headline: “Obamacare confusion reigns as frustrated patients walk out of hospitals without treatment.”
The MailOnline said it “spoke with patients who were told they would have to pay their bills in full if they couldn’t prove they had insurance.”
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