Obamacare Ads Push 'Brosurance': 'Don't Tap Into Your Beer Money to Cover Those Medical Bills'
by Ben Shapiro 22 Oct 2013, 10:28 AM PDT
President Obama’s Obamacare “navigators” are proving to be a troublesome lot, with one navigator having an outstanding warrant for her arrest, and others having shady backgrounds.
Obamacare navigators are supposed to help Americans sign up for Obamacare exchanges. But some navigators in Colorado are doing their jobs by creating advertisements directed at college students. One pushes “Brosurance,” shows three men engaging in a keg stand, and assures potential enrollees, “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!”
The ad refers people to doyougotinsurance.com, which redirects to gotinsurancecolorado.org, "a project of the Thanks Obamacare campaign, created by the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative and ProgressNow Colorado Education to educate everyone about the benefits of the Affordable Care Act."
Another ad from the same folks depicts two young men playing golf, one while holding a red beer cup and the other wearing boxers. “Club Med,” says the ad. “‘You Mom, do I got insurance?’ My girlfriend broke my heart, so me and the bros went golfing. Then my buddy broke my head. Good thing Mom made sure I got insurance. Now you can too. Thanks Obamacare!”
If these are the sorts of folks Americans are spending taxpayer dollars to insure – and if our job is to cover the “beer money” so that bros don’t have to – Obamacare has bigger problems than a few website glitches.
Ben Shapiro is Editor-At-Large of Breitbart News and author of the New York Times bestseller “Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America” (Threshold Editions, January 8, 2013).