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990K Federal Grant to Teach High School Students to Promote Obamacare

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Thousands of high school students in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), including those who scored below average on their eighth grade reading and math tests, will soon be encouraged to learn how to sell Obamacare to their families under a $43 million federal grant.
California was the first state in the nation to create a health benefit exchange to comply with the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The health care exchange, known as Covered California, will receive $43 million of federal funding.

Of that amount, $37 million will be given to 48 organizations for outreach and education programs, including a $990,000 grant to LAUSD to produce “teens trained to be messengers to family members” about Obamacare.

Details of the LAUSD grant include “outreach calls” to families and “adult-student class presentations.” (See Outreeach and Education Grant Program.pdf)

“The goal of the grant program is to increase awareness about the new benefits, to educate targeted audiences about the subsidy programs available to them and to motivate consumers and small businesses to be part of obtaining health insurance,” said a May 14 Covered California press release. (See Covered California.pdf)

“2,500 juniors and seniors, all volunteers, will be trained to share information about Covered California Health Plans with relatives and neighbors that are part of the population eligible to enroll. These student helpers also have expressed interest in health careers. Many come from homes of limited English speakers, including Spanish, Mandarin, Korean and Armenian. Teenage helpers speak approximately 30 different languages. Bilingual students help bridge the communications gap,” Covered California officer Larry Hicks told CNSnews.com.

Hicks said the voluntary after-school program hopes to attract 2,500 students between 16 and 18 years of age over a three-semester time period. The number will only reflect about 3.4 percent of all 11th and 12th grade students in the LAUSD, he added.

But LAUSD already has its hands full teaching basic reading and math to students attending its 900 schools and 187 public charter schools

read more at cns news

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  • hawkeye

    Try bailing out motor city instead of buying new votes. Pay for the ones you already bought.

  • Ross R Blankert

    Of the 40 plus million dollars only 20 million will be borrowed money which comes from the 86 billion a month in new cash being printed which is used to buy US treasury bonds. In other words, the government is monetizing its debt. I wish I could just print money to pay my bills. Every country that has tried this has had hyperinflation. Hopefully all of you out there know what hyperinflation is.

  • gsreagan

    I guess that most of those 2,500 students will make some good OJT insurance agents when they can’t graduate and find good jobs. Maybe BHO can hire them in his new commie shadow government to run his thug units to keep people in line. They probably will get to keep their illegal weapons since they will be the enforcers for BHO.

  • marineh2ominer

    HOW CAN THIS POSSIBLY BE LEGAL ?

    • paintinc56

      LEGAL?? As Janet Napolitano said, “WE will decide which laws to enforce”. ObaMAO & Holder do whatever they please, including refusing to prosecute IRS agents that accessed the tax information of conservative political candidates & donors & refusing to prosecute the black panther pigs for voter intimidation. As a matter of fact Shabazz, head of the panthers was a poll watcher in 2012!!
      Our president entered into the war in Libya WITHOUT CONGRESSIONAL APPROVAL, THAT is an IMPEACHABLE OFFENSE but we have no congressional representation anymore, they have HANDED their Constitutional power to the executive branch/ObaMAO, so this administration can & DOES do whatever it wants.

    • mathis1689

      When has being legal worried Obama or anyone in his Communist administration?

      • Nadine

        Correct…he has ignored we the people & the Constitution TOTALLY!! He only cares about his agenda & how to use any tragedy to benefit chaios & racism. This man is a traitor, liar, commy Marxist!! GOD HEP US!

  • Freedomforall

    THIS is further proof that our public school system is brainwashing our children without parental disclosure. WE ARE the NEW communist country! And look who is in charge of the UCs in calif…Janet, THE WHORE, napolitano! The liar who stated the borders are secure! Total BS. She is covered in merda from head to toe and stinks of corruptions.

    • Freedom Lover

      TRUE!!!! TRUE!!!! TRUE!!!!!!

      Believe me, have seen enough of these kids to know that these kids need some basics!!!! They can’t read, they can’t speak English, they’re basically UNEDUCATED and ignorant!

      • astrojohn

        …and soon they will vote…

  • H.C.E.

    That Sounds Stooped in the first Degree .

    wen is utter unease gonna stop . teaching the Young to pouch ObamaCare Down our Thuts .

  • Shawn O’Loughlin

    Like the Hitler Youth, this nationalist socialist is creating the Obama Youth. Now that he has his own federal secret police, DHS, he’s going after our kids. Next he will have FEMA building concentration camps…. Oh, wait. They’re already doing that.

  • paintinc56

    In other words, a grant to ENCOURAGE ILLEGAL Hispanics & blacks to jump on board the taxpayer provided gravy train. ALL ABOARD!!!!

  • bitterrootbill

    Let`s see…they already have free phones and food and transportation, etc. $990,000 will buy lots of weed and crack cocaine…Oh, and sneakers.

  • Melinda

    If these people who are getting healthcare legal, shouldnt they be able to speak English without the help of a teenager?