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How low will Obamacare go to sell insurance?

By New American

Supporters of ObamaCare have resorted to what some critics say is sleazy advertising in an effort to convince young people to sign up for the socialized healthcare program. In one ad, produced in early November by ProgressNow Colorado and the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative, a young woman holding a packet of birth control pills can be seen standing next to a young man. The ad includes the tagline "Let's Get Physical," and has the woman thinking: "OMG, he's hot! Let's hope he's as easy to get as this birth control. My health insurance covers the pill, which means all I have to worry about is getting him between the covers."



Another ad features a trio of young men who should already have outgrown the party scene, posing around a beer keg, glasses raised, with the lines: "Keg stands are crazy. Not having health insurance is crazier. Don't tap into your beer money to cover those medical bills. We got it covered. Now you can too. Thanks, Obamacare!"

Amy Runyon-Harms of ProgressNow Colorado defended the advertisements, explaining that the "whole intention of these ads is to raise awareness, and that's what we're doing. It's great that more and more people are talking about it." Adam Fox of the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative said November 12, "It's been fun to watch how it all plays out. We've seen both positive and negative reactions, but if people are seeing the ads and purchasing health insurance, that's a good thing."

Referring to the ad campaign's assumption that a majority of young women in Colorado want insurance that offers free birth control so they can engage in casual sex, Nathan Harden of National Review pointed out November 13 that "the Obamacare ads reveal what a low estimate of intelligence the left has for young women. The Obama administration and its supporters should be aware that there are millions of American women who want affordable health insurance that works and doesn't rob them of choices."

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  1. jb80538Comment by jb80538
    December 23, 2013 @ 12:55 pm

    Well I for one, am NOT buying what he’s selling!

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    • boznardComment by boznard
      December 23, 2013 @ 3:02 pm

      Amen! I will NOT comply!

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    • BobinmsComment by Bobinms
      December 23, 2013 @ 4:24 pm

      They might mention if it covers STD’s.

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  2. Jack ReacherComment by Jack Reacher
    December 23, 2013 @ 1:33 pm

    Thank you, Obama for all the recent material you have furnished us that choose to exploit your arrogance, ignorance and intolerance.

    The NAUCS, (National Association of Used Car Salesmen), wish to publicly thank you, Obama, for recently elevating the opinion of used car salesmen well above insurance salesmen, (who now sink below the whale-excrement level). No one ever thought that used car salesmen would ever get off the bottom of the list. But thanks to you Obama, and Obamacare, it was a no-brainer.

    I especially liked the video featuring the members of GLAAD in their “gay” apparel pitching your insurance program. That should really get people excited Mr. President. By the way, is KY Jelly on the approved list of Obamacare?

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  3. ksr1Comment by ksr1
    December 23, 2013 @ 1:47 pm

    All this advertising to sell a really bad and over-priced product is a bunch of BS. To think we as tax payers have spent somewhere in neighborhood of $320M let alone the crooks, oops I mean navigators to “help” us commoners buy “the best possible insurance” (sic) is just too much to take. Time to end all of this and start over (if possible).

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    • ptbaaComment by ptbaa
      December 23, 2013 @ 6:09 pm

      ksr1,

      “Time to end all of this and start over (if possible).”

      Ted Cruz tried that last October, but Mitch McConnel and John Boehner just wrung their hands, cried about how powerless they were and caved in! Unfortunately we are now past the window of opportunity to repeal and replace.

      In eight days, the Patient Protection and Affordable (sic) Care Act will go into full effect, or at least whatever provisions Eric Holder decides to enforce. And of course we must not overlook those facets of it which might hurt Democrats in the November 2014 elections. Those won’t go into effect until after the elections.

      But as it said in the article, “It’s been fun to watch how it all plays out. We’ve seen both positive and negative reactions, but if people are seeing the ads and purchasing health insurance, that’s a good thing.”

      Good to know that the important thing is that we all have fun. But, in case the idiots at the New American haven’t noticed, young people are not signing up for this monstrosity. Here’s a hot skinny for the geniuses who foisted this upon the country, they (the young people) are not laughing with you, they are laughing at you!

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    • ksr1Comment by ksr1
      December 23, 2013 @ 6:40 pm

      ptbaa,

      Understand we had a few true heroes who tried to stop it. The only difference this at this point in time is that there are many Dems now facing the re-election cycle who are looking to save their political hides. The real blockage is of course is “Big Harry” (at first). After which it would have to get by the “Anointed One” but with a large enough margin it could withstand a veto. I know it is a pipe-dream. Otherwise it will have to wait until 2014/16 cycle to play out. No matter what it will hard on all Americans:-(

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    • ptbaaComment by ptbaa
      December 24, 2013 @ 8:09 am

      alamotexan7,

      May the Lord richly bless you according to your works! And, thank you, so much, for your smooth and erudite contribution to civil discourse here amongst friends.

      I am so sorry that pointing out the obvious has so terribly upset the connection between your brain and your fingers as you typed that your response came out more like a two year-olds temper tantrum diatribe than a reasoned argument. But, I digress.

      Now to the point you raised. Yes the fact that “there is now (sic) LAW that can not be repealed…” I’m sure you meant NO LAW. And technically you are 100% correct. However, pragmatically and in the real world, you might have noticed that apart from Prohibition, and that took a Constitutional Amendment to repeal, it is virtually impossible to repeal a law once it is fully implemented.

      For the purposes of those as reality challenged as yourself, allow me to suggest that it would be easier to unscramble an egg and put it back in its original container (the shell) than to repeal Obamacare at this late date. And, your “in-your-face”, loud and boisterous denigration of everyone that does not agree with your rantings and ravings is hardly the way to convince and persuade those inclined to agree with you, much less your opponents.

      There are many of us who would like to see the American electorate “throw the bums out” but, again try unscrambling that egg, first. It ain’t gonna happen. And, you know it.

      So, may I suggest you take a deep breath, and reconsider how you might want to try to win arguments in the court of public opinion?

      Again, God bless you, my friend, according to your works.

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    • peletierComment by peletier
      December 24, 2013 @ 10:58 am

      To ptbaa:

      …be aware of those who write a lot, but say nothing!

      ObamaCare is LAW, you said… so was PROHIBITION, and you know what happen to it, don’t you?.

      Wake up ptbaa… Too much Obama coolaid is not good for your brain!

      IN GOD WE TRUST!

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  4. gentlemanjimComment by gentlemanjim
    December 23, 2013 @ 1:52 pm

    It’s too bad it doesn’t cover the recalling of an arrogant socialist.

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  5. pusherhombreComment by pusherhombre
    December 23, 2013 @ 2:22 pm

    That ad with the four gay guys is disgusting. I thought it was the one with the keg. My eyes! And then the attempt to turn the Christmas song into getting insurance was boring and depressing.

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  6. oleteabagComment by oleteabag
    December 23, 2013 @ 2:25 pm

    Obamacare advertsing is not only sleazy, it is LAME. A 7th grader could write better ad copy than these amateurish efforts! I guess the Obama Administration is no more competent at ad copy writing than they are at, oh, I don’t know, managing the nation’s health care.

    As for how low would he go? As low as he HAS to, because he would rather wreck the entire health care system than admit he was wrong or that Obamacare WILL NOT WORK.

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  7. guardsmanComment by guardsman
    December 23, 2013 @ 2:44 pm

    It does not take a well educated person to understand the obamacare fiasco.

    When he first stated that everyone would get free health care and it would not cost a dime. that should have been the first clue that he was telling a lie. No way in hell can you give millions of people free health care and it not cost a dime

    the next lie told by obama,was that everyone would have the same coverage as congress. Ctern of deception starting to unfold.

    Another red flag should have been all this money being spent trying to sell this GREAT plan of his. If it is so great , Why are you trying to sell it to me????

    It was suppose to be a simple process to have this plan. Why then was the crooks employed to act as navigators???? Intelligent people can see these things, however the unintelligent voters of obama are too stupid to see this.

    These falsehoods should have sunk this plan before it got off the floor of the House of Rep. But intelligent people know why this did not happen. If the MSM was doing its job instead of creating a propaganda machine for this communist administration.

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  8. steven LComment by steven L
    December 23, 2013 @ 2:48 pm

    As low as needed! But the idea of “universal coverage” is only human.

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  9. yy4u2Comment by yy4u2
    December 23, 2013 @ 3:00 pm

    I believe whale **** is the phrase you are looking for.

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  10. jaakkoComment by jaakko
    December 23, 2013 @ 3:25 pm

    How much will it cost to offer insurance coverage to the 15%, many of whom do NOT want the coverage – while we destroy and over-price the coverage to the 85%?
    • Cost of the Websites (Federal and State)
    • Navigators
    • Increased Medicaid (expansion of welfare)
    • Federal Subsidiaries (additional expansion of welfare)
    • Cost to the medical providers to comply with the law
    • Cost to the insurance companies to get ready and comply with the law
    • Additional taxes (direct and indirect)
    • Increased deductibles and co-payments
    • And not to mention the plaintiff attorneys’ favorite subject – pain and suffering

    The hard-dollar costs per new person covered in the Obamacare will be astronomical – the Big Government at your service.

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    • oleteabagComment by oleteabag
      December 23, 2013 @ 7:58 pm

      And that is only the begining. Just wait until the insurance companies “re-evaluate” and discover the coveted “young and healthy” are NOT signing up and they are stuck with paying claims for the bunch of high-risk, high-dollar payouts for the older, sicker people who DID sign up, but will NOT provide enough money to cover the cost of claims. And don’t forget all the last-minute CHANGES Obama and friends have sprung on the insurers in their flailing around trying to save this albatross. In 2015, insurers will up the premiums BIG TIME to compensate them for all this, and THEN you’ll see how much money the American people are “saving” with Obamacare.

      Mind you, I don’t feel one BIT sorry for the insurance companies. They eagerly hopped into bed with our Liar-In-Chief and his lying cohorts and colluded with them to foist this fraud on the public, thinking they were going to get even RICHER with this new govt-sponsored insurance scam. Seeing how he lied to the American public to “sell” this mess, the insurers should have KNOWN he would screw them, TOO, before it was over.

      I don’t see why a lawsuit couldn’t shut this thing down. if a company outright LIED to sell you a product that did not BEGIN to deliver what they promised, could you NOT sue them for breach of contract and get the contract nullified? In a heartbeat! WHY should the govt. get away with this complete FRAUD?

      WHY should Obama and the Democrats get away with this GIGANTIC FRAUD they have foisted on the American public with their LIES? This mess should be REPEALED because it was a FRAUD and MISREPRESENTED from the get-go. They LIED, people–and NOBODY should have to live up to the conditions they specify when they did not even PRETEND to live up to THEIRS. Nor do they have a legal right to “fine” ANYBODY who refuses to go along with this FRAUD.

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    • thedoveComment by thedove
      December 24, 2013 @ 1:14 pm

      >> discover the coveted “young and healthy” are NOT signing up and they are stuck with paying claims for the bunch of high-risk, high-dollar payouts for the older, sicker people who DID sign up, but will NOT provide enough money to cover the cost of claims. <<

      Now, hold on, oleteabag. Why wouldn't it work? After all, Social Security wor … Um, Social Sec … Uh … Never mind.

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  11. peletierComment by peletier
    December 23, 2013 @ 4:48 pm

    President Barack Obama, IS ALREADY IN HIS OWN CESSPOOL, holding hands with Harry Reed, Nancy Pelosi and all his Socialist Liberals bodies in Congress… who want to destroy America, anyway they can…

    How low can he go? Am sure he can find a way to go even, lower, much lower…

    IN GOD WE TRUST!

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    • cgretiredComment by cgretired
      December 24, 2013 @ 4:55 am

      Well, he can’t go any lower right now.. he is in Hawaii for a long vacation. After all, he worked so hard for the past few weeks since his last long vacation and of course, he has really worked his butt off at the golf course.

      Please remind me… who voted for this jerk?

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  12. tps12Comment by tps12
    December 23, 2013 @ 4:51 pm

    So it appears the best thing about ocare is promiscuity, free condoms and birth control. So remember if you would have bought your own you could have saved a lot of money. Oh and with all the free sex don’t forget if the condoms don’t work out call bo.

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    • oleteabagComment by oleteabag
      December 23, 2013 @ 8:08 pm

      I guess that is why they forced EVERYBODY–even men, those past child-bearing years, etc. to have maternity and pediatric coverage. With all that free sex going on, you just KNOW there are going to be a lot of maternity/pediatric claims.

      Oh, wait–I forgot. Obama doesn’t WANT then to have the kids–he wants them to have abortions.

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  13. middlegroundComment by middleground
    December 23, 2013 @ 4:52 pm

    If Target had its customer records hacked and the government turned all its crypto-secrets over to those who’d not even been properly vetted, imagine how well the crooks should do with the Obamacare data? Maybe Chicago can become the ID theft capital of the World using NAS snoop info.

    Restore the rigorous Civil Service Exam, so we at least have competent people below those Obama appointees. It is how Grant stopped corruption in 1872 and we need to remember the country can have Holders at the top if the people below him know what is in the Constitution and in our laws.

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  14. gentlemanjimComment by gentlemanjim
    December 23, 2013 @ 6:59 pm

    Basically he’s saying that he doesn’t care about who da baby daddy is because y’all can get a free abortion instead of making the baby daddy pay for the baby.

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  17. alamotexan7Comment by alamotexan7
    December 24, 2013 @ 1:34 am

    ptbaa, thank for revealing that you are a liberal dousche bag. There is now LAW that can not be repealed, with the proper number of votes any law can be repealed. Every time I hear someone spout this ******** it makes me laugh out Load and **** my pants cause you are a LIAR, LIAR PANTS ON FIRE! Why dont you take one of the GUNS that KILL people and run with it. LOL They have said that Obamacare is a disaster and what the really want is a single payer system but that it will take 15 to 20 years to get rid of the employer payed health insurance. I support a full and complete removal of all the politicians in office today, we need a complete overhaul back to a CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC! AND YES AMERICA IS A CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC NOT A DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC. there have been so many lies told that it is unfortunately going to take several decades to straighten out this great nation from the RUIN of the DEMOCRATIC PARTY ie; COMMUNIST

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    • spindizzyComment by spindizzy
      December 24, 2013 @ 8:14 am

      Ah, Alamo, you’re ranting at the wrong side here, twice. ptbaa hears “its too late” from every corner, from members in congress, from talk show hosts, to newscasts. Maybe not in those exact words, but the meaning is clear…THIS congress is going to do nothing to try to stop it. Like ptbaa said, only a few true conservatives, too many rinos. Even all the talk from everyone right now is to “delay it for a year to get it fixed”. Huh? Delay it? And THIS congress lets hishonor get away with adding and subtracting and wavering it at will, which is completely unconstitutional. ptbaa wasn’t telling us that’s the way he wants it, he was telling us that’s the way it IS. Until We The People can get constitutional conservative numbers in congress up to majority status, we have BOCare. I can’t see what ptbaa said to hack you off so bad. He’s on OUR side.

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  18. acommontaterComment by acommontater
    December 24, 2013 @ 10:21 pm

    I’ve been searching for an all-encompassing term to describe what our Country has been subjected to these past 6 years. I’ve seen it in an earlier comment tonight. The term is Sleeze. Obama’s willingness to cut corners, his laziness, his acceptance of incompetence in his staff and his constant effort to shift blame to others has shown our citizens and those of other countries the foolishness of the US voters in electing this guy not once but twice. We are found out!

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