On “Fox & Friends” this morning, co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck claimed that young adults who refuse to get health insurance are “playing it smart.”
Co-host Brian Kilmeade slammed older people because they supposedly “overuse” insurance, in a video posted by MediaMatters.org.
Hasselbeck also praised young people who don’t care if their fellow Americans get sick and need health care, noted Mediaite.com. She claimed young people are saying, “I’m not going to be the one responsible for paying for everybody else.”
Hasselbeck, a self-proclaimed Christian, was also angry that the AARP was encouraging mothers to send their children an e-vite to register for Obamacare. She claimed that the AARP was advocating that mothers use psychological manipulation on their children to join Obamacare: “Get health insurance, and I’ll admit you’re my favorite child.”
According to The Seattle Times, the AARP campaign says just the opposite in a cute way: “As a reward for signing up for health insurance, I’ll defriend you on Facebook.”
“You know who is playing it smart?” stated Hasselbeck. “Young invincibles. The young set out there who are not buying into Obamacare because they’re seeing situations like this and saying, ‘I’m not going to be the one responsible for paying for everybody else. That’s not what was sold to me.’ So they’re not signing up. Government’s freaking out because they need the young people to pay for Obamacare.”
However, Hasselbeck provided no proof that the U.S. government is “freaking out” over younger people who are not in Obamacare. She also failed to mention that under Obamacare, young adults can stay on their parents’ insurance until they are 26 years old.
“But now they’re going to the moms,” Hasselbeck growled. “AARP is now asking moms to send their kids an evite to Obamacare. They’re saying, Oh, you know, we can’t get the kids, we can’t get these young’uns to get in here to pay, so we’re going to get to the moms. We’re going to give them an easy way, one click away, to send your child this right here, ‘Get health insurance, and I’ll admit you’re my favorite child.’”
After creating this evil conspiracy motive for health care, Hasselbeck claimed moms wouldn't allow themselves to be used as “pawns” by the U.S. government, and would keep their kids away from health insurance (as if it were a bad thing).
“They’re crafty, but what are you asking mothers to do?” asked Hasselbeck. “Bribe your child into signing up for health care? You know, moms are smarter than this. They’re not going to be used as pawns by the government, most likely.”
Hasselbeck made no mention of young people who have medical conditions or those who could face a catastrophic illness or accident and need immediate coverage, which she does not want them to have.