Obamacare phones offered for free when you sign up for a health insurance plan under the new Obamacare. A free Smartphone including unlimited talk and text is offered by Community Health Alliance, which is Tennessee’s health insurance co-op, according to the Daily Caller on Oct. 2.
The LG Lucid 2 4G Smartphone or an equivalent model, a phone plan and tech support is included in the cost of their health plan benefits, according to a spokesperson from the Community Health Alliance. This isn’t a ploy to get people to sign up for the health plan, no, it is advertised as a tool for the people so they can stay connected with their insurance plan.
This seems like an awful expensive venture on behalf of the Community Health Alliance just to stay “connected” with their members. “Members will have the phone number for their CHA representative pre-loaded in their phones and can quickly get answers to questions about their policies,” CHA Chief Operating Officer Judy Slagle stated in a news release.
Wouldn’t a sticker with the phone number be just as efficient and a fraction of the cost? Members get a free Smartphone for 24/7 use and it doesn’t cost them a cent. This is done so they can get a hold with their insurance representative if need be? Some might call this a bit extravagant.
The Community Health Alliance Co-op received a federal loan of more than $73 million. Today these phones are being called “Obamacare phones” in the media. What do you think? Are these free Smartphones to stay in touch with your insurance rep, or maybe a ploy to get you to sign up to Obamacare? Is this the best way to spend money in a nation still limping from financial trouble?