Service Employees International Union President Mary Kay Henry has announced that her union will work with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in a "major national outreach initiative" to sell Obamacare.
“Let there be no doubt, the new healthcare law is working for working people,” Henry said in a statement. “We are not seeing the long-predicted ‘rate shock’ but we are seeing ‘Republican shock’ as extremists fail in attempts to repeal or obstruct the Affordable Care Act and its landmark protections and benefits for working Americans.”
SEIU will send nurses, doctors and other health care professionals out to promote the health care law in 30 cities over the coming months. The union members will engage in door-to-door canvasing and will hold town hall-style meetings as well.
They have their work cut out for them. The latest polls find that Obamacare, never popular to start with, is sliding even further in public opinion this year.
In addition, contrary to Henry's comments, health insurance premiums are skyrocketing for many consumers as insurance companies begin building the costs of Obamacare compliance into their products.
Perhaps the biggest obstacle Henry's SEIU operatives will face in trying to persuade the public that Obamacare is good for them is the rapidly spreading conversion of the U.S. workforce to part-time employment.