‘No Memes’: Obama Puts Out ‘Serious’ Video Reminding Everyone to Get Health Insurance

Barack Obama

Former President Barack Obama is making sure people know they can still sign up for health insurance through his Affordable Care Act (ACA) despite what the Trump administration does.

Last year, the administration slashed the advertising for HealthCare.gov right before the deadline. According to the Washington Examiner, the administration said that plenty of people already knew about the ACA and that therefore, ads weren’t needed.

But Obama put matters into his own hands using his massive social media reach to spread the word that the deadline for signups this year is December 15.

“Well, it is that time of year again,” Obama begins this year’s video, released on Monday. “The time my team tries to get me to reference some viral trend or otherwise make a fool out of myself in the name of encouraging more young people to sign up for health insurance.”

In the past, Obama has partnered with the likes of BuzzFeed and Zach Galifianakis to produce viral videos where he plugs HealthCare.gov.

The former president said this year is different.

“I think you’ve proven that you don’t need to see me taking jump shots or sitting between a couple of forest plants in order to know it’s important to have health insurance in case, God forbid, you get really sick or hurt yourself next year.”

So Obama gave a fairly straightforward pitch for HealthCare.gov, with a small tongue-in-cheek edit at the end.

Watch the video below:

Despite the joke at the end, Obama’s announcement this year is less flashy than ones he’s produced in the past. His awkward interview with Galifianakis for Funny or Die became a viral sensation.

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The former president also partnered with BuzzFeed while he was still in office to promote the ACA.

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While the new administration has all but gutted the budget for HealthCare.gov advertising, Obama proves his outreach could be enough. This year’s video has already gained over 800,000 views in one hour on Twitter.

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Raven
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What a f^^^ing joke he is my retired friend had O care was always getting cut on something, like her neurologist of 15 + years etc, while illegal immigrants had full coverage on it. Funny before O care she had no problems

Hector Espada
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Also let’s remember that John McCain could have cast the vote to cancel Obamacare. but he didn’t. I hope he’s roasting in hell.

Phyllis Softa
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Now let’s think about your premise. A Senator that voted against taking away healthcare coverage should go to hell. John McCain, Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, & all Dem Senators were holding out for the introduction of DJT’s PROMISED healthcare plan that “would cover everyone and cost less.” We still have NOT seen that plan.

I. Chin
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Bernie Sanders. No one was taking away ALL healthcare. That’s a lie and all the rest of your post is bullshit afterwards.

Here’s a concept. YOU, Philbot, since you care sooooo much pay for those who cannot afford it . You are committed aren’t you? Leave the rest of us alone.

God I wish the Leftie’s wish for an American collapse comes true. They want it but stupidly fail to understand how parasites will pay. Good. Less votes for them.

I. Chin
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Without his deluxe Obozocare.
I wonder about the outright hypocrisy of those legislators who pushed Ocare, knowing that they would NEVER be subject to it.
So wonderful they skipped it altogether.

Let’s make any and all policies/laws enforced on ALL government employees first. AND I I mean STRICTLY ENFORCED. I suspect their policies will radically (pun intended) change.

TOM
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A thumbs up for you. However to bring you back to reality, in order to make government employees, especially Congress, have to follow the laws that they create for the rest of us would require a law written by Congress and voted on by Congress. Sorry to burst your bubble but that is just not likely to ever happen.

I. Chin
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Barring a constitutional convention I agree it’s unlikely to happen, just like the concept of having them impose term limits on themselves (though Nancy Pelosi is doing just that, though NOT applying it to herself).

I. Chin
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Yes, I hope he’s confined in a Vietnamese cage forever. Same for Flake.

Hector Espada
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Yeah, Obama cancels my 200 a month major medical and slaps me with 1500 a month 7000.00 deductible so his ghettothug army can get it for free. What a cockroach.

WellHungChad
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If it’s any consolation, I have a friend who is a cancer survivor who went through a very similar experience while undergoing treatment. She made the mistake of going public with her story via a political ad and got attacked by the media thugs protecting Obama and the ACA. How else would a local story from my flyover state go national via the Washington comPost?

She’s in remission now, but no thanks to the ACA!

Mary Ridosh-Spalding
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Hey!! Obamanation!! F*CK YOU!!!

Raven
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Mary thank you I second that

banstan
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Just a personal experience, my deductible QUADRUPLED, my coverage went from 90/10 to 70/30. My premiums went up 33%. THANKS obummer. I recently fell and have 11 fractures of the head of my humerus. I am out over 3000 out of pocket and still counting, where I would have been out of pocket less than 800. WHAT A FANTASTIC DEAL!

WellHungChad
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But didn’t you save the “average of $2500 per year” as the first Kenyan President of the USA promised? Now you’re only out of pocket $500.
Oh, wait…you didn’t save $2500? Sorry.

Seriously, your hip injury sounds very serious and I wish you a full, speedy, and as painless of a recovery possible.

banstan
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I wasn’t able to keep my doctor, either. My doctor retired and sent a letter to all of his patients explaining just what the ACA was going to do to his practice and referring them to other certain doctors he thought would be the best for them. A real class act, actually.

Steve Williams
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Brokeback and Mike are the scourge on America! Just say “no!” to transtesticle Kenyans!

Steve Peralta Garan
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I live in Las Vegas and the moment Obama Care was passed Las Vegas Casinos cut back “Extra-Board” employees to 3 and 4 days a week … Just short enough not to receive benefits … Dealers work 2 jobs just to make it and still have to afford Obama Care … My bare minimum for ObamaCare is $450 a month or, go without insurance and pay the penalty at tax time … “Pure Extortion” …

Mark Simmons
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I wonder what Obama thinks should be done about the millions of people getting their healthcare paid for by taxpayers like you and I that make as much or more than we do. Medicaid fraud through the Obamacare exchanges is rampant. Audits have show hundreds of thousands of people a single state getting free healthcare at taxpayer expense THAT DO NOT QUALIFY. Add to that the number of fraudulent claims for other reasons and we have a HUGE problem.

JustMe
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Bullshit!

banstan
Member

Such a well thought out response. I say this with all due respect.

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