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First the hush-hush secrecy; then the lies. Now something even . . . worse?

President Barack Obama doesn’t think the American people can handle the truth. Neither do several progressive non-profit groups in Colorado that have produced a plethora of cringe-worthy ads promoting Obamacare.

One print ad, “Let’s Get Physical,” pictures a young women giving a thumbs up sign and showing off her birth control pills standing next to a scruffy-faced man-boy, with the text: “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.* I got insurance.”

No worries, eh? The asterisk informs readers that, “The pill doesn’t protect you from STDs.”

Another advertisement, “Brosurance,” reaches out to young . . . drunkards. “Keg stands are crazy,” we’re informed. “Not having health insurance is crazier.” It continues: “Don’t tap into your beer money to cover those medical bills. We got it covered.”

Gee, thanks. In fact, both print ads end with the “thanks obamacare!” slogan.

So, can floundering Obamacare be saved by harnessing the awesome power of sex appeal and inebriation and huge dollops of kitsch and irony? Only if young people are as vacuous as these ads insinuate.

“Younger Americans may indeed be reckless enough to do keg stands and have unprotected sex on a regular basis,” Nick Gillespie wrote in Time, “but they’re not so dumb as the ‘Got Insurance?’ ads — or the architects of Obamacare — seem to think.”

Because, as Gillespie and others point out, Obamacare overcharges young people to supposedly lower costs for others. Let’s get real, bro.

This is Common Sense. I’m Paul Jacob.

By: Redactor


  1. MingoV says:

    Young adults, for good reasons, are the least likely group to sign up for ObamaCare. The disastrous roll-out of the federal exchange further alienates this Internet-savvy group.

  2. Pat says:

    MingoV, I disagree. It depends on what they had before. How many won’t sign on because they can stay on their parents’ policy until 26? Given young people’s failure to listen to what this president says and watch what he does (why else did they vote for him, not once but twice?), I expect many to find ways to collect their ‘free stuff’. They think they have a right to other people’s services, without having to pay for it.

  3. Brian Wright says:

    You have to be kidding, these are real ads?!!! Are you sure? Or are they ads parodying the ACA?

  4. MoreFreedom says:

    Government: we’ll provide you safety for some of your liberty. In this case, your liberty to satisfy your desires to engage in risky behavior, and make others pay for it.

    Those who understand government power and history, will know that those who give government this power, will likely not get their liberty back, nor what government promised them.

    But fundamentally, there is a prior problem here. Why is government taking our money by FORCE to advertise something government wants you to buy (ney FORCES you to buy, in which case why advertise?)? This is nothing but TYRANNY where government usurps our right to free speech, and makes us pay for it as well.

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