By Matt Lacy –
Individuals wondering whether the Obama administration is truly willing to listen to their concerns when it comes to their health care appear to have their answer with the government’s new Obamacare healthcare hotline which is 1-800-F**YO.
The official phone number the Health and Human Services Department wants Americans to call if they are seeking healthcare under Obamacare’s national call center is 1-800-318-2596, which the Daily Caller says “hopefully spelling out resident Barack Obama’s tendency to blatantly flip the bird in plain view.”
The DC notes that after allowing for the lack of alphabetical letters attached to the number one honor traditional American telephone keypad, the phone number spells out a very clear message, F**KYO.
While it is unclear at this time whether the administration intended for the phone numbers to spell out the offensive phrase, the government has taken steps that would appear to express the sentiments expressed in the phone number.
With the deadline for the mandatory purchasing of medical insurance by every American rapidly approaches on Jan. 1, the administration has issued hundreds of waivers from complying with various aspects of Obamacare including waivers to labor unions. The administration has also waived the employer mandate by putting off for one year the requirement that certain employers provide health care.
However, despite calls to delay the individual mandate on the grounds that it is unfair to exempt big business while denying a similar exemption to individual Americans, the administration has refused to do so threatening to veto any bill that would delay the mandate for individuals.
When the law was initially passed, it contained a provision requiring Congress and members of their staffs to obtain their healthcare through the exchanges rather than maintain their current high quality level of healthcare. The reasoning was if Congress is going to mandate that regular Americans purchase medical insurance at the very least they should have to live under the same provisions as the rest of the country. However, the law exempted the president and his staff members as well as members of the Supreme Court.
When House Republicans attempted to remedy this oversight by requiring the administration to live under the law’s requirements, as well as prohibit government officials from continuing to receive generous subsidies that are far greater than what the average American gets in the workforce, the administration and Democrats also scuttled the proposal.
The offensive number is being widely touted by the administration and its allies. This week, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius began launching a media campaign to help get the word out about what it claims are the benefits of the law. The campaign is encouraging people to call the 1-800-F**KYO number to get information about the law.
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