NFL, NBA approached to help promote ObamaCare
Every yard of American life will be corrupted by the Leviathan State before long. The Hill reports on the efforts of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to form a “partnership” with the NFL and NBA to promote ObamaCare:
Sebelius said the football league has been “very actively and enthusiastically engaged” in discussions about a partnership to encourage people to enroll in newly available insurance plans.
“We’re having active discussions right now with a variety of sports affiliates” about both paid advertising and partnerships to encourage enrollment, Sebelius told reporters.
HHS is reportedly also in talks with the NBA to promote the law.
This illustrates why I’ve always been grimly amused by people who claim to “hate politics,” but support the endless expansion of government power. Everything is infused with politics before long. Soon your sports programming will include the government’s recommended daily allowance of propaganda.
The reason for this seemingly odd “partnership” is obvious to anyone who has been following ObamaCare news lately: the whole bloated disaster is going to come tumbling down unless they can trick young, healthy people into subsidizing the system by paying artificially high premiums. Big Government needs suckers, so Big Sports will be enlisted to recruit them.
Partnerships with sports organizations are especially promising to HHS because the department hopes large numbers of young, healthy men will enroll in the law’s new coverage options.
Attracting young, healthy people will help keep premiums from rising dramatically once the law begins offering new protections for more expensive patients — namely, banning insurance companies from discriminating against people with preexisting conditions.
The Boston Red Sox filmed a commercial promoting Massachusetts’s healthcare law when it took effect in 2006.
“We know the Red Sox were incredibly effective in Massachusetts … so it’s a logical place to go,” Sebelius said.
She’s right about that, for the same reason bank robber Willie Sutton supposedly said he robbed banks because “that’s where the money is.” It won’t end with sports teams, either. Look for more political infiltration of anything and everything loved by the young, healthy victims our vampire government is stalking… with all expenses covered by the taxpayer, of course.