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ObamaCare Ad: 'Hope He's As Easy To Get As Birth Control'
« on: November 12, 2013, 06:24:15 PM »
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/11/12/obamacare-ad-hope-hes-as-easy-to-get-as-birth-control

ObamaCare Ad: 'Hope He's As Easy To Get As Birth Control'

by John Nolte 12 Nov 2013, 10:29 AM PDT


A few weeks ago the taxpayer-funded Thanks ObamaCare campaign released the "Brosurance" ads, which featured young men drinking beer, doing keg stands, and asking "Got Insurance?" The same organization has since released new ads, this time aimed at young woman. One features a young woman holding birth control pills while standing next to a young man. The ad's caption expresses how eager she is to have sex with someone she has apparently just met:

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.

Another ad features a young woman standing with actor Ryan Gosling. The caption reads:

Hey Girl, you're excited about easy access to birth control and I'm excited about getting to know you. She got insurance.

You've come a long way, baby.


 

 

 

In order for the ObamaCare insurance pools to work; young, healthy people, like those featured in these ads, must sign up in droves to pay for the older and sicker people that are certain to enroll. These ads are obviously aimed at making ObamaCare appear to be hip, edgy, and cool (if not a little sordid).

How hip, edgy, and cool ObamaCare will look after these young people feel the rate shock of reality is the very thing that will determine whether the president's signature piece of legislation implodes, or not.
“The time is now near at hand which must probably determine, whether Americans are to be, Freemen, or Slaves.” G Washington July 2, 1776

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Re: ObamaCare Ad: 'Hope He's As Easy To Get As Birth Control'
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2013, 06:56:44 PM »
In other words, Obama is creating bunch of whores and every venereal disease there is, and developing a few more.

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Re: ObamaCare Ad: 'Hope He's As Easy To Get As Birth Control'
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2013, 06:58:08 PM »
In other words, Obama is creating bunch of whores and every venereal disease there is, and developing a few more.

Yep........ the Miley Cyrusization of our society continues.
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Re: ObamaCare Ad: 'Hope He's As Easy To Get As Birth Control'
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“The time is now near at hand which must probably determine, whether Americans are to be, Freemen, or Slaves.” G Washington July 2, 1776

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Re: ObamaCare Ad: 'Hope He's As Easy To Get As Birth Control'
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2013, 08:57:41 PM »
Pro-Obamacare ads targeting millennials stir controversy in Colorado


By Kurtis Lee

A new round of advertisements unveiled by supporters of Colorado's health insurance exchanges ignited controversy that rippled through social media Tuesday and launched debate over the portrayal of women.

In one of the most discussed "Got Insurance?" ads produced by the liberal ProgressNow Colorado and the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative, a young woman holds a packet of birth-control pills and stands next to a young man, his hand wrapped around her waist.

So what's she 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," read the words in the risqué advertisement.

While the groups say the aim is to encourage young people to enroll in the state's new health insurance exchanges — a pillar to President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act — some have said it belittles women and, in turn, it's added to the partisan back-and-forth over the new health care law.

The enrollment of young adults is pivotal to the new health care law because, say White House officials, they tend to have low anticipated medical costs and can keep insurance premiums lower.

Other advertisements in the campaign — which began in October — feature young people doing keg stands and downing shots from a "shot ski."

Amy Runyon-Harms, executive director of ProgressNow Colorado, defended the advertisements.

"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," said Runyon-Harms, who notes the ads only appear on social media and will not, for example, be displayed on billboards or on the sides of buses.

A spokesman for Connect for Health Colorado, the state run health care exchange that is not associated with the ad campaign, declined to comment.


 
One of the many advertisements created by Progress Now Colorado in support of the Affordable Care Act. (http://doyougotinsurance.com/)

Republican strategist Kelly Maher called the ads "demeaning" and an attempt to distract from those individual policy-holders who have been notified that their 2013 insurance will not exist in 2014.

"This ad campaign is desperately trying to distract from the fact that exchange sign-ups have essentially ground to a halt. While nearly a quarter of a million Coloradans have had their plans cancelled, ProgressNow Colorado and Colorado Consumer Health Initiative are demeaning and belittling women with shallow sexual caricatures and making light of serious women's health issues," Maher, who is also executive director of the conservative Compass Colorado, said in a statement.


One of the many advertisements created by Progress Now Colorado in support of the Affordable Care Act. (http://doyougotinsurance.com/)

An initial glance at the advertisements led Harsha Gangadharbatla, an associate professor of advertising at the University of Colorado at Boulder, to believe it was a joke toward Obamacare created by Republicans.

"I think it's a strategic mistake," Gangadharbatla said. "Consumers could see it as a joke, making it appear not to be a serious issue. And the issue of health care is clearly a serious issue in the United States. There's already so many negative headlines and problematic issues out there with rollout of Obamacare, so why add fuel with ads like these, if the true intent is to enroll more young people."

Gangadharbatla said the ads could also be viewed as stereotypical of millennials.

"Doing keg stands and shots makes it seem like that is the typical life of a young professional, which can be stretch," Gangadharbatla said.

As for the promiscuous ads featuring birth-control, Runyon-Harms said "people get upset when you portray women as independent."

"We think this ad is really about healthy relationships and that people are taking control of their lives with health care," she said.

Read more: Pro-Obamacare ads targeting millennials stir controversy in Colorado - The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/politics/ci_24509632/pro-obamacare-ads-targeting-millennials-stir-controversy-colorado#ixzz2kUEqa7yy


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