California: Lets Get Recently Released Prisoners Enrolled in Obamacare

Katie Pavlich

4/30/2014 8:25:00 AM - Katie Pavlich

Just a few short weeks ago we heard President Obama tout eight million Obamacare "enrollees" shortly after former Health and Human Service Secretary Kathleen Sebelius offered her resignation.

Now in a desperate attempt to get more people enrolled in the system, California is planning to target recently released prisoners. More from Breitbart:

California Obamacare Director Peter Lee said he plans to provide the "human touch" during the next open enrollment period by targeting low-income and minority communities as well as prisoners who have recently been released from incarceration, reports California Healthline.

As Breitbart News reported earlier this month, several cash-strapped states are looking to dump health care costs onto the federal government by signing up prisoners for Obamacare.

Lee says enrollment efforts are "only just beginning" and that Covered California plans to tap 250 grassroots organizations to sign more people up on the highly unpopular Obamacare program.

Well, at least they aren't deliberately hiring former prisoners to be Obamacare navigators. Data has not been provided to show whether new Obamacare enrollees have paid for their new plans.