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Obama Administration Puts The Heat On The NBA To Help Sell Obamacare (POTUS out of ideas)
The Washington Times ^ | By Jessica Chasmar

Posted on 06/19/2013 5:23:34 PM PDT by drewh

The Obama administration has reportedly tried to enlist the NBA in helping it sell Obamacare to the American people.

It’s unclear whether a potential marketing partnership would put big-name players at the center of ad campaigns or if it would be as simple as putting the NBA trademark on marketing materials, Politico first reported today.

People can begin signing up for Obamacare in October, with the new insurance coverage kicking in next year. Many have speculated that the enrollment campaigns would benefit from a celebrity endorsement or partnership with a major sports league.

“You just can’t be a smoker and be obese or heavy … and be a basketball player. These folks are kind of the picture of youth and health, and in some ways, that’s the target audience,” said Jon Kingsdale, who oversaw the implementation of the Massachusetts health law — which was boosted by the Boston Red Sox, Politico reported.

Officials with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services declined to comment on talks with the NBA, Politico said. “We are speaking with a wide range of potential partners and organizations about our efforts to inform Americans of the opportunity to enroll in quality, affordable coverage in the health insurance marketplaces,” an agency spokesman said.

The NBA declined to comment.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: healthcare; nba; obamacare

1 posted on 06/19/2013 5:23:34 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

Overpaid under educated athletes always inspire me to listen to them and accept what they are selling.


2 posted on 06/19/2013 5:28:44 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Mastador1
Free STD testing for all!


3 posted on 06/19/2013 5:29:17 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

The Birdman clearly has his stuff together.


4 posted on 06/19/2013 5:31:02 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: drewh

FUBO! TRAITOR!


5 posted on 06/19/2013 5:31:41 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Mastador1

I’m not sure if I should listen to grown men who play games for a living, or those who play pretend...


6 posted on 06/19/2013 5:31:57 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: drewh

NBA!!!!!!!! ROFLMAO.....

What’s next... commercials with OJ begging for Obama?

Obama is a miserable flipping joke.


7 posted on 06/19/2013 5:34:04 PM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~ I drink good wine, listen to good music and dream good dreams.)
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To: drewh

The big boys need to stick to playing with their balls and leave the ObamaCare thing to those of us who are going to be seriously affected by this ‘RAT fiasco.


8 posted on 06/19/2013 5:35:01 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (23,116,441 households on Food Stamps! Now that's what I call HISTORICAL!!!)
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To: EEGator
How about Steve Nash the Canadian!


9 posted on 06/19/2013 5:37:08 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

Anderson the animal is now with Miami. He’s into the seventh game of the finals tomorrow night.


10 posted on 06/19/2013 5:37:14 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: drewh

What the f! Is he carrying a Gucci manbag?!? Now I hate Canada.


11 posted on 06/19/2013 5:42:21 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: MHGinTN

No suspensions for chest bump followed by shoving?


12 posted on 06/19/2013 5:43:21 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: drewh
What exactly is their implementation strategy, if by slinging around some NBA bling, they expect people to get onboard with this program? Once again, they're looking to do something in the cover of darkness, trying to get to some critical mass so it looks like they have a consensus, and that people are getting something useful from this monstrosity.

If it's anywhere near as good as Pelosi says (we know it won't be), put the information out there, and let people learn and understand it!

13 posted on 06/19/2013 5:43:35 PM PDT by Lou L (Health "insurance" is NOT the same as health "care")
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To: EEGator
His ex would probably be a better salesperson.....


14 posted on 06/19/2013 5:45:58 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Mastador1

So those NBA fans who spend hundreds of dollars on sneakers endorsed by NBA players are going to be encouraged by them to spend money on health insurance instead?


15 posted on 06/19/2013 5:48:48 PM PDT by grania
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“So those NBA fans who spend hundreds of dollars on sneakers endorsed by NBA players are going to be encouraged by them to spend money on health insurance instead?”

I assure you the NBA fans that spend hundreds of dollars on sneakers will not be spending a penny on health insurance (just as they don’t spend any money on rent or groceries...their own money, I mean).


16 posted on 06/19/2013 5:56:25 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: nascarnation

I am in full agreement.


17 posted on 06/19/2013 6:08:42 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: drewh

Why bother the NBA when the Fonz is available to jump sharks at Sea World?


18 posted on 06/19/2013 6:18:16 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: drewh

Perhaps he can offer pardons in return. I am sure the NFL will have some takers.


19 posted on 06/19/2013 6:55:26 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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To: drewh

The urban BASE has to be “sold”???? LOL. What a failure.


20 posted on 06/19/2013 7:07:36 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: drewh

Didn’t Herbert Hoover enlist Will Rogers to cheer up the people on the economy?


21 posted on 06/20/2013 3:35:50 AM PDT by jimfree (In November 2016 my 12 y/o granddaughter will have more quality exec experience than Barack Obama)
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To: drewh

Egads—is that photo real?


22 posted on 06/20/2013 4:06:05 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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