The Los Angeles Unified School District will promote Obamacare by teaching students to become “messengers” for the controversial government expansion over the U.S. healthcare system.
Covered California, the state’s health insurance exchange, initially announced a $990,000 state grant for the training instruction in May, reports Fox News. The grant is one of several totaling $37 million.
“Teens trained to be messengers to family members” is how one school district explains the central purposes for the grant, according to the Heartland Institute, a conservative and libertarian think tank.
A grant summary also listed “outreach calls” to families and “adult-student class presentations” as purposes. The outreach calls will involve staffers paid with tax dollars calling students’ homes.
Covered California is on board with the use of children to deliver a prefabricated message pushing family members to enroll in President Obama’s health care law.
“We have confidence that the model L.A. Unified brought to the table will be successful in reaching our target population, which includes family members of students,” spokeswoman Sarah Soto-Taylor said.
“Teens are part of a ‘pilot’ program to test whether young people can be trained as messengers to deliver outreach and limited education to family and friends in and around their homes,” said LAUSD spokesman Gayle Pollard-Terry told the Heartland Institute in an email.