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Spread Your Legs for Uncle Sam.

Posted by on Sep. 19, 2013 at 10:45 PM
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Spread Your Legs for Uncle Sam

The real meaning of the creepy new anti-Obamacare ads

For all of the political fighting in Washington over defunding the Affordable Care Act, a pair of jarring new anti-Obamacare ads shows that some leading opponents have shifted their focus to sabotaging the law once it’s in place.

The spots feature a creepy, clownish Uncle Sam character performing gynecological and prostate exams on patients who signed up for insurance under the ACA. “Don’t let the government play doctor. Opt out of Obamacare,” the ads tell viewers. Not surprisingly, they’ve gone viral.

The canny bit of marketing is part of a reported $750,000 campaign by Generation Opportunity, an anti-Obamacare group backed by the billionaire conservative donors Charles and David Koch, to convince young adults that their best option is to remain uninsured once the health care law kicks in next year.

What’s most notable about the ads – besides the unfortunately positioned patriotic symbol – is who they target. Young adults are crucial to the ACA’s success. The law’s state-based health insurance marketplaces, called exchanges, will keep premiums affordable only if enough young, healthy people sign up for coverage to offset the cost of insuring older and sicker enrollees. The White House has said the exchanges will need to enroll 2.7 million healthy 18-25-year-olds to remain solvent.

According to Yahoo! News, Generation Opportunity is planning a series of campaigns on college campuses, replete with a game that includes a “Wheel of Misery” and “informative palm cards,” as a counter-effort to groups working to enroll young people in the exchanges. Generation Opportunity’s staff is packed with conservative recent college graduates and some more experienced political hands, including a failed 2012 congressional candidate from Pennsylvania and a former vice president of Americans United for Life.

(MORE: Insane Anti-Obamacare Ad: Creepy Uncle Sam Wants to Probe You)

Some young people could spend less by paying a penalty for not having insurance under Obamacare than what it will cost to buy coverage. But new federal subsidies will dramatically cut the cost of coverage for individuals earning up to about $44,000 per year and low-cost, high-deductible plans often favored by the young and healthy will be available to those under 30. Older Americans, by contrast, will need more comprehensive coverage to avoid paying federal fines for not having insurance.

Persuading younger, generally healthy people that they don’t need insurance is an acknowledgment by conservatives that their only true hope of sinking Obamacare is to try and make it function poorly. House Republicans are poised to pass a stopgap spending measure this week that will tie funds to keep the government running to a measure that would defund Obamacare. With the Senate under Democratic control, the effort amounts to little more than political theater. Campaigns like Generation Opportunity’s represent the real new front in the fight over Obamacare: persuading young people to opt in or out.

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by Guerilla Girl on Sep. 19, 2013 at 10:45 PM
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IOKIYAR



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by Guerilla Girl on Sep. 19, 2013 at 11:01 PM
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by Guerilla Girl on Sep. 19, 2013 at 11:12 PM
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by Guerilla Girl on Sep. 19, 2013 at 11:25 PM

Hypocrisy much?

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-Celestial-
by Pepperlynn on Sep. 20, 2013 at 12:42 AM
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and this coming from the people who brought you the "trans-vaginal probe"

NWP
by Guerilla Girl on Sep. 20, 2013 at 6:57 AM
Exactly. IOKIYAR for sure

Quoting -Celestial-:

and this coming from the people who brought you the "trans-vaginal probe"

susan115
by on Sep. 20, 2013 at 8:19 AM
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It is about time someone stood up for those that oppose the law.  The law is not good.  I say sink the stinker Obamacare.

Ziva65
by Bronze Member on Sep. 20, 2013 at 10:47 AM
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I think anything that opposes Obamacare is a good thing. I'm in the healthcare industry, as an NP- Oh my what I see already is SUCH as waste of our money. Unnecessary, and could be so much better used to actually care for people.

But, have fun with your posts, while thier approach seems a bit odd, they are on the right track in my opinion- just wait. I actually hope it's a series that starts to educate people. I'd be happy to give them a list.

 Just like another post said, it's the law of the land, just like slavery... makes it right? really? I don't blindly follow things...and we haven't even seen the beginning of it yet.

143myboys9496
by Gold Member on Sep. 21, 2013 at 8:21 AM
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 clappingSupporters called us names, told us we were crazy. My own father said my "status quo" would change. What "status quo"? I'm not an insurance CEO, THEIR status quo will change. They're going to make even more money.

As an RN, I've seen changes, and many of them aren't good. People are coming in sicker than ever, and going home sooner. The depth of the resident pool is getting shallow. They hands on assess patients less and less, relying on scans, scans and more scans.

HIPPAA hasn't helped either. Where I work, the standard is now, "know ONLY what you need to provide care." Really? As a rapid response nurse, I need to know more than "he needs a head CT, because the doctor ordered it."

Quoting Ziva65:

I think anything that opposes Obamacare is a good thing. I'm in the healthcare industry, as an NP- Oh my what I see already is SUCH as waste of our money. Unnecessary, and could be so much better used to actually care for people.

But, have fun with your posts, while thier approach seems a bit odd, they are on the right track in my opinion- just wait. I actually hope it's a series that starts to educate people. I'd be happy to give them a list.

 Just like another post said, it's the law of the land, just like slavery... makes it right? really? I don't blindly follow things...and we haven't even seen the beginning of it yet.

 

143myboys9496
by Gold Member on Sep. 21, 2013 at 8:23 AM

 Just to add more snarky to it..we've been bending over and getting up the ass for years, I'd rather get it where God intended.

At this point, I gotta 'roid and my ass hurts. wink mini

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