Obamacare Is Coming... To Russia

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With "keg-standing bros" and "easy women" having been tempted already (unsuccessfully from what we know) to participate in the government's 'affordable' care act, Politico reports the Obama administration today unveiled its plans for an Olympic-size ad blitz during the winter games next month. No comments yet on which images will be used (it's too soon for any Schumacher references) but we suggest 'skeleton' will provide the right 'stimulation' to get insured.



Via Politico,

HHS confirmed Tuesday that it has bought advertising time in markets with high rates of uninsured people to air during the Winter Olympics, which run Feb. 7-23.


To date, the administration has focused its outreach efforts in areas around Houston, Dallas, Tampa and Miami, dispatching senior officials like HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to spread the word about new benefits under Obamacare.


The ads, which will run in markets like these across the country, will be aimed at young uninsured people and their families, an HHS official confirmed. POLITICO also confirmed that ads will run in North Carolina. According to HHS, ratings for typical primetime and sports programming dip during the Olympics, so the administration moved some of its paid media budget to the NBC Olympic inventory to maximize viewership.


No word on the images that might be used along with the usual messaging, although high-injury events such as the giant slalom or snowboarding offer immediate visuals to underscore the risk of going without health insurance.

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Wed, 01/08/2014 - 20:01 | 4313468 ebworthen
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Isn't that just like Amerika?

Spending taxpayer money promoting something that will cost more and provide less?

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 20:04 | 4313477 nope-1004
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Takes a big person to admit failure and cancel the dream.  Obama obviously aint that big.

The public is speaking by not signing up.  When will Il Duce acknowledge?  Tired of this shit.

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 20:09 | 4313499 Stackers
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Why would young people buy insurance when they can stay on their parents plan under Obamacare ?

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 20:50 | 4313675 nmewn
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Souldn't the guy in the body cast be laying on his belly?

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 20:21 | 4313549 Pooper Popper
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nope-1004        Tired of this shit......

Im with you,Except

IM beyond tired.

Im getting really Fucking Pissed OFF!

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 03:25 | 4314587 A Nanny Moose
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Why be pissed? You simply cannot fix stupid.

Does anybody still watch the Nationalist Bread and Circuses?

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 22:34 | 4313997 tony wilson
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obarmy he small schlong dong

reggie he big like python snake

reggie love you long.

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 20:17 | 4313526 Bunga Bunga
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This is how governments enforce growth.

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 20:51 | 4313687 asteroids
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Rumor has it that Obozocare has bought a 60 second spot for the Super Bowl.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 02:45 | 4314553 Tijuana Donkey Show
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Thu, 01/09/2014 - 03:08 | 4314575 James-Morrison
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Our tax-dollars at work. (Personally, I would rather receive a refund from .gov)

But this might be BULLISH.

We are expanding our worldclass healthcare coverage and re-branding: ComradeCare.

"If you like your politburo, you can keep your politburo"

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 20:01 | 4313473 ffart
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How much money are they going to spend on this piece of shit? 

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 20:20 | 4313540 max2205
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It helps GDP so STFU



Wed, 01/08/2014 - 20:53 | 4313695 nmewn
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As much as it takes to convince you that doubling premiums & tripling deductibles are really REALLY healthy for you!

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 01:12 | 4314409 StychoKiller
Wed, 01/08/2014 - 20:08 | 4313493 Shizzmoney
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The ads provide the usual messaging, although high-injury events such as the giant slalom or snowboarding offer immediate visuals to underscore the risk of going without health insurance

Yes, because people in the areas where they are buying these ads: Dallas, Houston, Miami, Tampa, and North Carolina, just LOVE to go to the local ski resort near by and lace 'em up!

Many of the young uninsured people in these areas, also happen to be of color.  And people of color do not give 2 shits about the Winter Olympics (and probably can't afford the insurance).

My god, these people are so fucking stupid. 

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 20:16 | 4313521 divide_by_zero
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Nah, just a gift to NBC for all their past support

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 20:30 | 4313600 overexposed
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I think you nailed the REAL reason for this, DBZ.  More lining of the pockets for those who are in the extended Obama donor network, which is par for the course with these jackasses.

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 21:15 | 4313761 Normalcy Bias
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Wed, 01/08/2014 - 20:08 | 4313497 DIgnified
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When do they plan on running more "if you like it" ads?

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 20:12 | 4313504 suteibu
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Pajama boy.  Gotta send that gay message to counter the Rooskies.

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 20:21 | 4313520 The Gooch
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We're fucking paying for this. ? ! Burning Inside

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 20:32 | 4313612 Ignatius
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Nothing like a front row seat to a train wreck.

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 20:50 | 4313676 ThroxxOfVron
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The ACA enrollment demographic distribution numbers will likely resemble an olympic sized train-wreck by late Feburary...


I don't know ANYONE Who has signed up for Obamacare that isn't chronically ill, functionally illiterate, ideologically blind, or simply destitute and reaching for whatever is generally available in the realm of subsidization as a modus operandi...

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 21:02 | 4313716 Atomizer
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The Bank of International Settlements will build up a kitten box debt turd accumulation to reshuffle the fumes the kitty litter cannot absorb. We can see your ever effort to hoodwink the USA and global infrastructure. 

You're fucked, not USA. 

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 21:07 | 4313731 Yen Cross
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 If you like your "burial spot" you can keep your " burial spot"?

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 03:29 | 4314592 A Nanny Moose
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Sorry, dead people don't need spots. Please regard the Universal Burial at Sea clause

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 21:22 | 4313779 One And Only
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Is that a dick in the pic? Fuck.

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 21:50 | 4313804 Atomizer
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Watching insp network (little house on the prairie), drug companies are about out of blue tip matches to keep the flame going. 


Good luck selling bullshit. People understand Obama Care more than the taxpayer public servants who gets paid to deny/administer the problem. 

You're pitching drugs on insp cable channel. Shame on you. Your net worth is going to sober up your mind. Laugh bitch, watch your holdings vaporize. This is not about national security, it's about exposure to you and seizing your money that made you wealthy by fucking over the United States of America. 

Do you feel that ass cheek feeling?  

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 02:55 | 4314562 Tijuana Donkey Show
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Who the fuck would take that? 

Abilify is not for use in psychotic conditions that are related to dementia. Abilify may cause heart failure, sudden death, or pneumonia in older adults with dementia-related conditions.


Some young people have thoughts about suicide when taking medicine for a major depressive disorder and other psychiatric disorders. Your doctor will need to check your progress at regular visits while you are using Abilify. Your family or other caregivers should also be alert to changes in your mood or symptoms.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 03:34 | 4314573 akak
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Do not take Annuale if you ever plan to become pregnant, as it may turn your baby into a fire monster.  In the days around your period, you may develop a leathery tail.  Annuale may cause you to develop a second vagina.


Wed, 01/08/2014 - 21:48 | 4313843 Clowns on Acid
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Can the Russians sign up ?

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 02:56 | 4314565 Tijuana Donkey Show
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Only in NY and NJ

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 22:24 | 4313978 Judge Crater
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) just announced who was getting special Oscar plaques for best technical achievements.  I think that HHS Secretary Sibelius should get a special plaque for her technical achievement developing a Health Insurance Flipper that launches people onto a doomsday trajectory into the carnivore infested health insurance jungle known as Obamacare.


"To John Frazier, Chuck Gaspar and Clay Pinney for the design and development of the Pneumatic Car Flipper. This self-contained high-pressure pneumatic device safely launches a stationary full-sized car on a predetermined trajectory. The precision of operation enhances the safety of performers, and the physical design allows a rapid setup and strike."

AMPAS Press Release

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 23:11 | 4314099 Baldrick
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young uninsured don't watch tv as they can't afford cable tv, just internet. they also don't care about the olympics.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 07:13 | 4314712 Azannoth
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Does anybody care about the Olympics any more ??

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 16:08 | 4316543 akak
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I never gave a damn about the fucking Olympics in the first place --- just more nationalistic, "my team vs. your team" bullshit and distraction, as is all professional sports.  Is it any coincidence that the playing of national anthems, and the associated socially-enforced mass demonstration of loyalty and obedience to the state, are an integral part of both?

I refuse to "stand at attention", much less put my hand over my heart, for any fucking song that assumes and demands my allegiance to the myth of the state.

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 23:13 | 4314104 IridiumRebel
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Let's see...target ages: 18-34. Ages with worst employment rate: ages 18-34. Ages most likely to wing it and pay the tax: 18-34. This should work out well. I used to think they were stupid, but now I believe that this is all being done to place us into single payer. There is no other logical explanation.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 04:27 | 4314616 Rising Sun
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fuck you Barry - fucking nazi

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 07:12 | 4314710 Azannoth
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A Terrorist attack is also a "good" advertisement for health (or life) insurance :)

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 10:38 | 4315090 Sven Sikztu
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how is this news? the NFL is old-school Crony Capitalist, you couldn't pay me to watch that shit. There's not much difference between Solyndra and ANY 'professional' sport- they all take tax payer money for stadiums etc and somehow are exempted from monopoly law. Hell they've made a cottage industry of watching the ADS on the SuperDuperBowl!!-- talk about Pavlovian conditioning! if you're still watching this crap you really need to look at your lives...with all due respect :-)

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