This from the people behind this video, Out2Enroll:
Quite simply, we are a coalition of organizations who want to help lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people stay healthy by making sure that one of the major benefits of the Affordable Care Act – access to affordable, comprehensive health insurance coverage – reaches LGBT communities. We are working with national, state, regional, and local partners to get the word out, help LGBT community members separate fact from fiction, and provide tools to help LGBT people make well-informed decisions and enroll in coverage that works for them.
Well you have to admire their....uh enthusiasm.
Interestingly enough this very effort has convinced the ever helpful Tony Perkins, of gay hating Family Research Council, to suggest that having too many fags signing up for Obamacare will cause it to "buckle under the weight:"
Perkins is warning (suggesting?) that many, most, or all gay people are sick — or likely will be, more than the average — and covering them (how many people are actually LGBT?) will force the exchanges to “buckle under the weight” of their health care bills.
Does Tony Perkins really think all LGBT people are HIV-positive or have AIDS? Or will? (Or is he suggesting we are just more prone to the common cold?) Because that’s surely what he seems to be implying.
Perkins is upset because a group wholly not associated with the federal government, Out2Enroll, is working to get LGBT people signed up for Obamacare. He claims the White House is “funneling more money to the LGBT community” through its relationship with Out2Enroll.
The only problem is, as Jeremy Hooper at Good As You reports, the ”Out2Enroll effort is not at all an arm of the administration but rather a project of three outside groups”:
And the Washington Post piece makes the [point] perfectly clear:
Meanwhile, several outside groups are pitching in for the LGBT outreach, including Out2Enroll, a collaboration among the Sellers Dorsey Foundation, the Center for American Progress (CAP) and the Federal Agencies Project. The group is working to educate men and women in major cities about their options for coverage and how to navigate the system. According to CAP, 900,000 members of the LGBT community could get some form of subsidized health care under the law.
See hurricanes aren't the ONLY thing that the Christians can blame on the gays.
Of course Perkins is wrong, there is nothing inherently unhealthy about the gay lifestyle, and in fact many of the men are in rather incredible shape as evidenced by the video up above.
If ANYTHING signing up all of those overfed Southern Baptists might be a far bigger drag on the system than the gays. But hey, healthcare for all, means healthcare for ALL, and we non-religious liberals would never suggest that crazed Southern Bible thumpers are not welcome to good health insurance simply because we find their lifestyle unhealthy and possibly costly to the rest of us.