No the CSA is not Confederate States of America, It’s the Christian Seniors Association.
“The Christian Seniors Association, a project of the anti-LGBT hate group Traditional Values Coalition, is at it again...
In its latest letter, the CSA makes the case that the Affordable Care Act is how President Obama is going to “institutionalize ObamaCare so that we can never get rid of it.” He’s determined to do this, the CSA continues, “because nationalized health care is the link that connects his promise to ‘fundamentally transform’ America and his drive to turn America into a Socialist state.”
In 2006, the CSA mailed letters with bogus “U.S. Taxpayer Census” forms as part of a packet that included a survey about Social Security and warnings about politicians raiding the program for personal gain. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the mailing did not explicitly point out that money donated to CSA would go directly to TVC.
Right Wing Watch also pointed out that CSA/TVC mailed its “Taxpayer Census Forms” out again in 2008, which garnered concerns from some senior citizens who had received them. And in 2010, CSA sent out more packets, attempting to fundraise in order to lobby against President Obama and AARP for their “socialist agenda.”
But this current letter plays on historic memes, including the famous right-wing fabrication of “death panels” – the right wing worry that government-sponsored “panels” will determine which individuals are “worthy” of healthcare under the Affordable Care Act. The claim derives from a provision in the ACA in which Medicare would reimburse doctors who discuss end-of-life wishes with patients and ensure those preferences are followed. To right wing media, however, it was “evidence” that doctors would somehow talk their elderly patients into “euthanasia.”
Nonetheless, the CSA states that, “For us, ObamaCare means more than the end of freedom and the advent of socialism. For us, ObamaCare means the institution of DEATH PANELS that will decide what health care we can receive,” putting “death panels” in caps throughout the letter, to ensure you see the term...
So how can you help the CSA in its war against Obama, socialism, LGBT people, death panels, and AARP? Send money. Lots. The CSA requests just over $5 million to “deliver a series of fatal blows to ObamaCare.”
But before you deliver those fatal blows, go over to the CSA website for your daily dose of irony, where you can sign up for the CSA Insurance Exchange/Marketplace. Billed as a private health insurance exchange, the CSA marketplace explains how the Affordable Care Act provides a public exchange funded by the federal government that ensures all Americans access to quality, affordable healthcare. If that’s not your bag, the page explains how private exchanges offer alternatives to people who don't qualify for a government subsidy.
And then you can speak to a licensed agent. One wonders if that agent will bring up DEATH PANELS, socialism or the war on Christians. Somehow, we doubt it.