CO Obamacare Ads: Sleazy, Bizarre, and Just Plain Dumb

As the trouble-plagued Obamacare rollout continues, Colorado’s health exchange is getting some bad press for a bizarre ad campaign it has been running encouraging young people to sign up for health insurance.

The ads run the gambit from sleazy to bizarre to just plain dumb.

Sleazy. Several of the ads promote “free” birth control by featuring young women with sleazy-looking guys or cardboard cutouts of actor Ryan Gosling. With captions like “let’s get physical,” the ads are so ridiculous a number of people initially thought they were parodies sponsored by Tea Party conservatives. They aren’t. They are actual ads someone in Colorado actually thought would get young adults to buy health insurance through the state exchange.


Outlook on Shutdown Depends on How You See Obamacare

The federal government is “shut down” today.

I use the words “shut down” somewhat loosely, because most Americans won’t be able to tell the government is closed unless they try to get into some place like Yosemite National Park or tour a NASA facility. Only the “non-essential” government personnel are absent today, and it seems the federal government considers most of its employees pretty essential.

Heritage Foundation wrote this morning that the media buzz over the government shutdown has approached “Y2K proportions.” How you see the shutdown, however, largely depends on one thing: How you see Obamacare.


Heritage Foundation: President Gives Congress Illegal Obamacare Break

President Obama Addresses CongressHeritage Foundation has published an article highlighting President Obama’s decision to “soften the blow” of Obamacare for members of Congress, but not for the rest of the American people–and, they say, what he’s doing is illegal.

“[T]he Obama Administration says, ‘No problem.’ Congress can keep their health care subsidies ($5,000 for individual coverage or $11,000 for family coverage) and use them in the new Obamacare exchanges.

“In a surprise to no one, the President doesn’t actually have legal authority to do that.

“Heritage’s Ed Haislmaier explained in detail how the Administration twisted its interpretation of the law to fix Congress’s little problem. As he put it, ‘It was bad enough that Congress had to pass the law to find out what was in it. Now, the Administration is ignoring the law when they don’t like what they find.'”

Read the entire article from Heritage Foundation here.