Fox & Friends co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck accused the Obama administration of using mothers as “pawns” Tuesday morning, thanks to an AARP-led promotion that allows family members to send each other evites to sign up for the Affordable Care Act.
“You know who is playing it smart?” Hasselbeck began. “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.”
“But now they’re going to the moms,” she continued. “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.'”
“They’re crafty, but what are you asking mothers to do? 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.”
Watch the full clip below, via Fox News:
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