Skip to comments.NFL says no to promoting Obamacare
Posted on 06/29/2013 8:58:16 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee
The National Football League is used to big, bruising battles. But on Friday, it announced that it was likely staying out of one of the roughest fights in Washington: the war over Obamacare.
Earlier this week, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius disclosed that the Obama administration was in talks with the sports organization to help promote the law, which enters a new phase as advocates prepare to begin enrolling millions of Americans in health insurance this fall.
On Friday, Republican leaders in the Senate issued a stern warning to sports organizations not to partner with the White House on an issue marked by such divisiveness and persistent unpopularity.
Asked about the congressional letter, NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said the league had not made any commitment to the administration.
We have responded to the letters we received from members of Congress to inform them we currently have no plans to engage in this area and have had no substantive contact with the administration about [the health-care laws] implementation, he said in an e-mail.
The NFLs decision is the latest blow to the administration over the health-care law, which faces enormous hurdles as key portions go into effect in the coming months. Chief among the challenges is the political opposition to the law, which has persisted since its passage in 2010 despite hopes on the part of advocates that it would eventually be accepted as the law of the land. . .
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Exactly. Something like 40 percent of the population have only a vague notion of what ObamaCare is and that they are mandated to participate. Many people think ObamaCare equals free health care. There is so much confusion and there will be so many nonparticipants, due to ignorance alone, that the law may be impossible to enforce, at least in the first couple of years.
“Isnt that what Democrat politicians are for, to explain to us how wonderful their overhaul of healthcare is?”
Don’t forget, it’s so wonderful that they exempted themselves from it!
They will cave.
Works for me! Anything which kills this monster is fine by me, but I think it has so many Achilles heels it won’t be implemented as intended because it simply isn’t sustainable (or comprehensible!)
color me surprised!
Wow! Some backbone. I wonder how they’ll stand up to the political winds that find New England or Green Bay’s team mascot names offensive?
Maybe NASCAR would be interested.
F the NFL, a bunch of millionaire athletes who’ve been spoon-fed pablum their entire lives, who so often spit on their adulating fans. A bunch of millionaires who excel at slurping tax money from the public trough. The NFL is the #1 American entertainment addiction. I wouldn’t care much except they expect me to pay for their place of business.
PSAs would cause anybody with half a brain to do research into it, thus causing more people to not buy in.
They obviously don't care about that, and don't believe that has a remote possibility of happening. Their confidence is absolute. Must mean something.
I don’t think so. They’re working too hard to get the American people on their side on this issue — and So bilious wouldn’t be hawking it left and right trying to “sell it” if they thought it wouldn’t work. They really have no clue.
“Robert Kraft, who owns three Super Bowl rings with the New England Patriots, funneled 86% of his $33,600 in individual contributions to Democrats.”
I find this surprising and disappointing.
Which sport's participants do you find better?
If I’m not mistaken, Goodall’s father was a GOP Senator back in the late 60’s, appointed to the Senate seat after RFK was killed.
Doesn't sound very convincing to me . . . I guess they are waiting for the right "incentive" to go ahead.
Every industry should know by now that they don't exist without the Kenyan's good graces.
Someone dared say no to the master??? The entire NFL will now be audited.
In a couple of months we will find what is going to happen to Medicare Advantage. I think the seniors will be pissed. And the ads will make them madder.
Without getting the currently uninsured Millennials in large numbers the exchanges won't work.