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Sebelius in talks with NFL on promoting ObamaCare insurance plans

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Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Monday she is in talks with the NFL to help promote new insurance options under ObamaCare.
Sebelius said the football league has been "very actively and enthusiastically engaged" in discussions about a partnership to encourage people to enroll in newly available insurance plan


"We're having active discussions right now with a variety of sports affiliates" about both paid advertising and partnerships to encourage enrollment, Sebelius told reporters.HHS is reportedly also in talks with the NBA to promote the law.

The Boston Red Sox filmed a commercial promoting Massachusetts's healthcare law when it took effect in 2006.

"We know the Red Sox were incredibly effective in Massachusetts … so it's a logical place to go," Sebelius said.


Read more: Sebelius in talks with NFL on promoting ObamaCare insurance plans - The Hill's Healthwatch

Sebelius is announcing that she is in talks with the NFL to help promote the ACA. Hope this makes way and hopefully this well broaden the awareness of this act. Red Sox did it back in 06 so this makes sense.
 

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"Hi, I'm Matt Birk from the Ravens. After repeated blows to the head, I usually can't remember that I actually went to Harvard. It's usually during these times when I'm still groggy from the game that I like Obamacare..."
 

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Why is there a need to promote it? Isn't it a law?
Obots have long claimed that health care will get cheaper by using the force of law to increase demand for insurance. Don’t laugh. This is really their belief.

So the law isn’t to make you have insurance. The law is to fine you enough to increase demand for insurance. Again, don’t laugh. The insurance companies are doing enough laughing for the both of us.
 

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Obots have long claimed that health care will get cheaper by using the force of law to increase demand for insurance. Don’t laugh. This is really their belief.

So the law isn’t to make you have insurance. The law is to fine you enough to increase demand for insurance. Again, don’t laugh. The insurance companies are doing enough laughing for the both of us.
Erm, no, that's not the argument. Who told you it was, Rush Limbaugh?

Would you listen to Michael Moore's description of what conservatives think?
 

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Sebelius is announcing that she is in talks with the NFL to help promote the ACA. Hope this makes way and hopefully this well broaden the awareness of this act. Red Sox did it back in 06 so this makes sense.
Makes about as much sense as the decision to use replacement referees last season... and ought to be equally popular.
 

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Erm, no, that's not the argument. Who told you it was, Rush Limbaugh?

Would you listen to Michael Moore's description of what conservatives think?

that is the argument. I don't listen to Limbaugh, or Michael Moore.
 

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that is the argument. I don't listen to Limbaugh, or Michael Moore.
No, it isn't. The arguments aren't hard to figure out when you listen to what the other guys are saying instead of inserting your own crap.
 

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NFL Takes a Pass on Promoting ObamaCare

The PJ Tatler » NFL Takes a Pass on Promoting ObamaCare

Earlier this week, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said that not only was her department negotiating with the National Football League to help sell ObamaCare, but that the NFL was “enthusiastically” considering it. Republicans on the Hill chimed in, noting that helping promote such an unpopular policy might taint the league even worse than the arrests of dozens of its players already does.

Well, they reconsidered. The NFL has punted, it has passed, it has kicked ObamaCare to the curb.

UPDATE: NFL Spokesman Brian McCarthy emails:

We have responded to the letters we received from members of Congress to inform them we currently have no plans to engage in this area and have had no substantive contact with the administration about PPACA’s implementation.

The “no substantive contact” bit is an obvious slap to Sebelius. It suggests that she was lying about the league’s enthusiasm for the project. Which she probably was.

For those keeping score at home, the Democrats’ “winning week” has seen the Democratic President of the United States flipped the bird by China, Russia and Ecuador, and Obama’s top health care enforcer turned down flat by pro football. He cluelessly described NSA leaker Edward Snowden as a hacker in an obvious attempt to downplay the severity of the leaks and to distance his administration from the lax security that allowed Snowden so much access to so much material. A court also found that Hobby Lobby doesn’t have to pay ObamaCare’s fines while it fights its abortifacient mandate. Nobody’s really telling Obama “yes” anywhere. He’s having to rely on a state senator who is destined to lose on an abortion bill in Texas to drum up anything “special” to talk about. That mob-won “victory” will be temporary and probably set the blue Texas project back several years.
 
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