Obama Isn’t Playing About Signing Up For Healthcare In New PSA
The deadline to sign up is December 15.
December 11, 2018 at 12:06 am
Former President Barack Obama isn’t in the White House anymore, but he's still on a mission to make sure everyone has access to healthcare.
On Monday, the 44th president took to Twitter, posting a video message reminding the nation to sign up for Obamacare.
No jump shots. No ferns. No memes. Not this time. I’m going to give it to you straight: If you need health insurance for 2019, the deadline to get covered is December 15. Go to https://t.co/ob1Ynoesod today and pass this on — you just might save a life. pic.twitter.com/8mHMsXGY0g
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) December 10, 2018
The video recaps fun things Obama did in years past to bring attention to the Obamacare sign-up deadline, like shooting hoops and talking to Hangover star Zach Galifianakis. As footage from these promotions rolls, the former POTUS explains why he feels he doesn’t need to do that sort of thing this time around.
“This year is different,” Obama says in the video. “Young people have stepped up like never before, on campuses, at the voting booth and at the doors of power.”
Because of this, Obama says he doesn't think the youth of America need to see him in a viral video "in order to know it's important to have health insurance."
The former commander-in-chief ends the video by reminding viewers of the December 15 deadline with a pair of digital “deal with it” meme glasses superimposed on his face as a tropical background materializes behind him.
"You’ve got a filter on me, don’t you?” Obama jokes as he closes out the PSA.
Obama’s announcement is very much needed. Following failed Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the Trump administration cut Obamacare's marketing budget by 90 percent, according to CNN. Perhaps because of this, Obamacare enrollment dropped by 11 percent this year, according to The Hill.
If you are interested in signing up for healthcare, visit healthcare.gov before December 15, 2018.
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