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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Why should the NFL be promoting anything political?
If I could not find an alternative sport model as an example would that excuse these millionaires pickpocketing of tax money from my wallet to theirs?
Is it required to have at least one sport to exalt? It’s just a big business entertainment venue, whatever your sport.
I’m not a fan and I object to having to pay for their stadiums when I buy a beer, or rent a car, or pay via the 100’s of other mechanisms they’ve dreamed up to avoid having to pay for themselves.
Sorry comrade, but that’s socialism from one side of their mouths asking the public to build a stadium, and capitalism out of the other, paying huge salaries, mega-millions for the biggest stars. Maybe they’ll move the season start up this year, the masses need ever more and more distracting these days.
More than one game a week for football is too much, what with plays that last only a few seconds on average, and jogging on and off the field, vs hockey where play could go for minutes without a whistle.
What have they dreamed up that you pay for, so they don’t have to pay for themselves, aside from stuff like plates and beer with teams on them?
The NFL is too busy promoting homosexuality to be concerned with 0-care.
“NFL owners have no reason to get into bed with this administration on this nonsense. In fact, NFL teams are among the businesses in this country whose owners should be most strongly opposed to a stupid Federal law that mandates insurance coverage that these businesses already offer nearly all of their employees anyway.”
The major sports leagues are exempt to federal anti-trust laws by the good graces of congress. So, it’s smart on their part to not pick a dog in this fight.
Maybe JC Penney would help roll out ObamaCare... (Glad to see the NFL doesn’t want to give the finger to the half of Americans who are conservative...)
If the NFL or NBA succumb to the pressure, I will NEVER watch another game again.
Along with the owners and the NFL. The Liberal Messiah does not take dissension lightly.
I guess these 1/2 billion $ things they use, called stadiums, have escaped your notice?
I don’t watch football. And kinda don’t care what their stadiums go for, either.
Promoting 0bamakare is bad business, and the NFL knows it.
Think the point being made is in many cities the taxpayers have helped pay for those stadiums. Like it or not.
Headline of the future:
Sebelius Declares Football too Violent and Dangerous - Regulations Coming