By Travis Perry │ Watchdog.org
A new ad campaign aimed at dissuading young people from enrolling in Obamacare does so by bringing the creep factor. Hard.
Produced by Generation Opportunity, a conservative Virginia-based organization, the ads hope to encourage young adults to “opt-out” of the Affordable Care Act. If successful, such a move would have a significant effect on the nation’s new health care law, which heavily relies on young, healthy Americans to subsidize the elderly and infirm within the insurance pools.
So, how exactly does Generation Opportunity hope to change hearts and minds? Lets just call it the red, white and blue cross health treatment.
The two ads open similarly enough, the first depicting a young woman at an OB/GYN appointment, and the second a young man receiving a physical which turns into an impromptu prostate exam.
Sounds innocent enough, right? I won’t spoil the fun for you, check out the videos below to see the creepiness in action.
While these two certainly rank high in terms of odd Obamacare-related commercials, at least they weren’t funded with taxpayer dollars.
Such was the case with a recent pair of advertisements for Oregon’s new state-run health care exchange, Cover Oregon. The state paid a cool $3.2 million to have an advertising agency throw together a few flashy 30-second spots with slick graphics, a catchy tune and not much else. You know, like, a pesky thing called information.
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