What could be the reason why Obama admin paying google with tax payer money to alter obamacare search results?

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The brazenness of the Obama administration never ceases to amaze. Try typing “Obamacare” into Google, and you’ll find that the first entry is now the Obama administration’s www.healthcare.gov. If you don’t particularly like that result, you’ll probably hate the fact that you’re paying for it.
You’ll get the same paid-for result if you type in “Obamacare facts,” “Obamacare summary,” “Obamacare info,” “Obamacare overview,” “Obamacare questions,” “Obamacare explanation,” “Obamacare basics,” “Obamacare pros and cons,” “Obamacare and elderly,” and even “Obamacare and abortion.” For each of these search terms, and many others, the Obama administration’s site comes up first, as a paid entry. But it doesn’t come up if you type in “ObamaCare repeal.”

Politico’s Ben Smith, in a post entitled “HHS Buys ‘ObamaCare,’” quotes an official from Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), who confirms that this clear attempt to influence what Americans read about Obamacare does, indeed, represent your tax dollars at work: “‘We are using a bunch of search term[s] to help point people to HealthCare.gov. [It's] [p]art of our online efforts to help get accurate information to people about the new law (i.e. [we] also use Facebook, Twitter, blogs and webcasts),’ an HHS official confirmed by e-mail.”

The “accurate information” that Americans will glean about the massive health care overhaul from this HHS website is of the same sort that President Obama has supplied all along — such as that Obamacare would lower health costs (only 17 percent of Americans believe this), increase the quality of care (only 22 percent believe this), and reduce deficits (only 17 percent believe this).

You won’t find anything on the HHS site about how the Medicare chief actuary projects that Obamacare would bend the cost curve upward by $ 311 billion by 2019 in relation to costs in the absence of Obamacare; about how the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) says that, by 2016, in the non-group market, the average American family’s health care premiums under Obamacare would increase by $ 2,100 per year in relation to what those premiums would be without Obamacare; about how the CBO projects that Obamacare would cost over $ 2 trillion in its real first decade (2014 to 2023) alone; or about how the administration’s internal (“midrange”) estimates are that more than half of all employer-provided health plans wouldn’t be grandfathered in under Obamacare – and that, therefore, if you like your health care, that doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll get to keep your health care.

For that sort of information, you’ll have to consult sites that – because they don’t use taxpayer dollars to pay Google to list them first – appear somewhat lower in the pecking order.

Using taxpayers’ money to alter the results of search engines and to control the flow of information is disturbing on multiple levels. It’s particularly disturbing when it’s done to promote a massive expansion of government power, like Obamacare. And one wonders how – or if – it’s even legal
@Freedom

FAIL!

Best answer:

Answer by Primo
Simple, to lie to people. Liberals will defend this too

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7 Responses to “What could be the reason why Obama admin paying google with tax payer money to alter obamacare search results?”

  1. Freedom was overrated anyway says:

    “The brazenness of the Obama administration never ceases to amaze. Try typing “Obamacare” into Google, and you’ll find that the first entry is now the Obama administration’s http://www.healthcare.gov.”

    Did you even try this?

    Fail:

    http://i.imgur.com/yg8fK.png

  2. John gibson @foxnews.crap says:

    a reason to support “net neutrality”

  3. Gus says:

    There is no low that is too low for the muslim and his thugs, the seiu

  4. Chewy Ivan 2 says:

    Maybe that conservatives are spreading more lies again.

  5. Wizard09 says:

    Because it’s funny that the republicans get screwed by their own imagined cleverness in dubbing it Obamacare.

  6. cshs1960 says:

    Google Executive to Head Obama`s Social Media Project

    Google’s role in the Obama White House has stepped up a notch, with the hiring of a former Google Executive to head a new social media initiative. The Obama White House has hired Katie Jacobs Stanton, an ex-Google Project Manager, as the President’s Director of Citizen Participation.

    According to All Things D, Stanton’s role will serve as a manager and moderator of web tools which will allow American Citizens to converse with the Obama White House. Stanton’s background includes being one of the top Google moderators of the Google Elections Group and also was involved on the Open Social Initiative.
    Google’s “Moderator” tool was apparently used by the YouTube team and others to let people submit questions for the presidential debates and then implemented into the Change.gov site so normal people could suggest initiatives and give feedback on the Obama transition team.

    Google has been actively involved in the Obama White House, starting with Google CEO Eric Schmidt’s endorsement of Obama during the campaign and Google’s role in powering the Obama Weekly Video Address .

    During the Obama campaign I got to know one of their Florida Campaign managers quite well who discussed with me the initiatives of the Obama camp in terms of social media. The Obama team’s plans to open up the White House to citizen questions, discussions and feedback is pretty awesome, and social media initiatives are an excellent tool in managing and archiving this information.

    The ability to vote on citizen feedback by other citizens and for an issue to work its way up the chain in the Digg like fashion to gain the interest of the President of the United States would be amazing.

    One conflict I see here is the role that Facebook played during the campaign, as one of the co-founders of Facebook; Chris Hughes, left his role in the company back in 2007 to head up the Obama “new media” campaign. Facebook style social networking were implemented into the Obama campaign site and in grassroots efforts, leading to engaging interest.

    •Will Facebook and Google be using the Obama Presidency as a surrogate battlefield to develop and grow their social media applications?
    •Will Google end up becoming a social media tool of choice if the White House decides to utilize their social initiatives and technology instead of Facebook’s?
    The world will have to wait and see.

  7. Flower says:

    Possibly you dont find what you want because you are putting a search word in that is not accurate. It is called the The Affordable Care Act and The Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act. It is not called Obamacare. He didnt write the bill. You are covering too many different aspects of the new health care act to answer succinctly in this forum. The CBO has analyzed the financials for the deficits which for the first 10 years of the bill would decrease due to the bad economy then it would increase the deficit the second 10 years.