Today, under the guise of making it easier for providers and patients to stay connected, the Community Health Alliance, health insurance co-op located in Tennessee is offering those who sign up for Obamacare a free Obamaphone.
Why? Because Obamacare is such a blazing success. Oh yes and it’s free. Meaning, since taxpayers are picking up the tab why not and why not overwhelm the system while they’re at it.
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.... it will also help CHA keep track of its member population, many of whom are expected to be new to the health insurance market.
‘Members will have the phone number for their CHA representative pre-loaded in their phones and can quickly get answers to questions about their policies,’ said CHA Chief Operating Officer Judy Slagle in a news release. ‘At the same time, we will be able to connect with our members by phone, by email or by text almost instantly with health tips and reminders….’
About the STRINGS attached and the NUDGE.
In order for those who sign up for Obamacare to qualify for an Obamacarephone, one must post payment of the first month’s premium, select a primary care doctor from the network and must pledge to “stay connected” within 90 days.
The Obamaphone which is expected to be shipped within two weeks of meeting the aforementioned requirements will be fully equipped with tools for government surveillance and data mining, i.e., preloaded apps, contact information of a CHA representative, primary care doctors and contact information of an after-hours clinic.
Correction: The Obamacarephone is anything but free, the same of which can be said of the individual acquiring the smart phone through the Obamacare exchange.