Skip to comments.Baltimore Ravens receive $130,000 in taxpayer cash to promote Obamacare
Posted on 10/22/2013 3:00:35 PM PDT by onyx
The Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens are receiving $130,000 in public funds to promote Obamacare for a year, according to documents obtained by Judicial Watch.
In September, officials with Maryland Health Connection Marylands Obamacare exchange announced that the team had signed on to be a partner in the promotion efforts for President Obamas signature health-care law.
Research shows that 71 percent of the uninsured population in Maryland have watched, attended or listened to a Ravens game in the past 12 months, the Connections press announcement explained.
The partnership will provide Maryland Health Connection with the opportunity to reach and engage fans while making them aware of the new opportunity they have for health coverage beginning this fall through the health insurance marketplace, it added.
The deal between the Ravens and Maryland Health Connection was finalized on Sept. 9 and according to Judicial Watch the $130,000 deal requires that the Super Bowl champions promote the exchange on television, radio, the team website, its news letter, and social media.
The National Football League declined appeals from the Obama administration to help sell Obamacare over the summer.
I won’t be watching the Ravens this year.
This is disgusting. They steal your money and hand it to their co-conspirators to lie to you....
Corrupting sports teams to promote evil.
They leave no stone unturned.
Thank You Mr. Owe Mally, you have Fugged me again you rotten POS.
...another reason to root against them
How did Jerry Jones miss this dollar?
Goodell made the right call in ignoring Obama's appeal for help.
It’s amazing how much money the government spends to advertise programs we are forced to pay for at gun point.
I don’t want him too! Granted, living on Arizona I would not see the disgusting commercials. They are cursed enough as it is.
This entire Obamacare Circus is a complete disgrace. 67 million $ unaccounted for, a company fired by Canadians hired by Obama and USING TAX-PAYER MONEY to advertise. How STUPID does Obama think people are? He doesn’t reside in reality and never has.
Are the Ravens going on Obamacare?
Oh, I forgot.....not all will be required to submit to Obamacare. Our law-makers aren’t going on Obamacare. Why not?
Obamacare isn’t even socialized medicine. It’s a charade....another method by which the IRS can TAX, SPY ON and CONTROL us.
The art and ethics of medicine are being destroyed by our government and money hungry insurance companies who feel that they own physicians. You are no longer a physician. You are a provider. And if you don’t comply with their rules, you will have no patients. And their rules don’t necessarily constitute good medicine.
i.e. “Don’t do all those blood tests! It is not cost effective.”
When it becomes more ethical and fulfilling to volunteer your medical services to poor and get another non-medical job on the side to support your family, something has gone drastically wrong.
Why would anyone in this country want to go to medical school now?
People who would be good physicians are going to forget it and go into another line of work if there are any full time jobs left at all.
“How STUPID does Obama think people are?”
I think he might have the right answer on that one.
And their rules dont necessarily constitute good medicine.
i.e. Dont do all those blood tests! It is not cost effective.
All true, and also remember there will be NO limit on lawsuits either, so if you did not do “all those blood tests”, you could still get royally SCREWED.
“sign up or Ray Lewis will come murder you.”
Maryland “Freak State” PING!
Jerry Jones could teach Carney a lot about being a whore.
Yes indeed. Of course I like the Steelers so I know the Rooneys are looking for their piece of the pie.
I’m a Ravens fan, but this disgusts me. What a crock.
Yep, straight out of the Romney playbook. Mass paid the Red Sox to promote Romneycare to the state in 2007.
will this make the lame stream media in the USA or even MD?
They take our money and then give it out to this to promote their socialized health care.
I wonder if Bush had done all of this if Pelosi and the extreme left liberals would be happy as they are now.
While the Natl Park Service was banning visitors from open air parks & war memorials a wealthy sports team got a 6 figure taxpayer subsidy...there’s the ad that should run by the RNC.
Rooney, already an Uhbama panderer, already did promote CommieCare the other week.
That is why they call them “Baltimorons”. Men who make millions of dollars a year can be bought off by Obamunism for $130,000.
Cheap money; cheap team; losers!
The rich get richer in Obamaland. :D
I have ceased to be a fan of any spectator sports. They have been robbing the taxpayers for years. I’m hoping freepers (and Rush) get over their irrational affection, as well as their blind spot, for the NFL.
Well, some were stupid enough to vote for him.
Does this mean that Ravens players, staff and management will sign up for ObamaCare??
I doubt it.