Thanks to Heather for the videos!
These creepy anti-Obamacare ads are popping up all over college campuses -- and in your nightmares -- in a desperate last-minute push in the war over making healthcare more affordable, and available for more Americans who otherwise wouldn't have coverage.
As the Republican dream of repealing the Affordable Heathcare Act turns to dust, the war over the law’s future shifts from Capitol Hill to college campuses. Why? Because they believe that they can bribe young people into opting out with cheap trinkets like beer koozies that read “opt out,” pizza and literature containing their propaganda against the health care law.
Generation Opportunity, a Virginia-based group that is part of a coalition of right-wing organizations with financial ties to billionaire businessmen Charles and David Koch, will launch a six-figure campaign aimed at convincing young people to “opt-out” of the Obamacare exchanges. Later this month, the group will begin a tour of 20 college campuses, where they plan to set up shop alongside pro-Obamacare organizations such as Enroll America that are working to sign people up for the insurance exchanges.
Generation Opportunity intends to host events at college football tailgate parties festivals, where "brand ambassadors" (read: hot young people) will pass out beer koozies that read, "opt out," pizza and literature about the health care law. Some events may have impromptu dance parties with DJ's, complete with games of Cornhole and competitions for prizes, organizers said.
"What we're trying to communicate is, 'No, you're actually not required to buy health insurance,'" Generation Opportunity President Evan Feinberg told Yahoo News in an interview about the campaign. "You might have to pay a fine, but that's going to be cheaper for you and better for you."
The conservative group's main goal is to sabotage Obamacare by convincing healthy young people to not enroll in the law's health insurance exchanges, thus making it difficult to subsidize elderly people in the pools, And they want students to sign a pledge not get insurance plans set up by the law.
In the first Generation Opportunity video (above), a young woman who has just signed up for an insurance exchange under Obamacare is shown visiting an OB/GYN. When Creepy Uncle Sam enters the room, "Don't let government play doctor,” flashes the text on the screen as the woman screams over the sound of haunting circus-like music. As the ad closes, Creepy Uncle Sam stares straight into the camera clutching a speculum.
I can't even fathom the level of brain bending that had to happen for no one to realize how ironic this is. If there's a fetus in your uterus, suddenly, Jesus and the entire GOP are up in there, too.
The next video uses the same premise as a young man visits a hospital and is told to curl up on the bed in the examination room. Just like the other ad, Creepy Uncle Sam appears out of nowhere and snaps on a pair of latex gloves for what is assumed to be a prostate exam.
Sure, terrify an entire generation into avoiding prostate exams, a possible life-saving detection method for prostate cancer: