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Baltimore Ravens receive $130,000 in taxpayer cash to promote Obamacare
Daily Caller ^ | October 22, 2013 | Caroline May

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 — Maryland’s Obamacare exchange — announced that the team had signed on to be a partner in the promotion efforts for President Obama’s 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 Connection’s 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.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: baltimoreravens; bhohealthcare; fundingtheleft; nfl; obamacare; taxpayermoney

1 posted on 10/22/2013 3:00:35 PM PDT by onyx
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To: onyx
Is this illegal, immoral or fattening?

Leni

2 posted on 10/22/2013 3:01:42 PM PDT by MinuteGal (<p>)
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To: onyx

I won’t be watching the Ravens this year.


3 posted on 10/22/2013 3:02:18 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: onyx

This is disgusting. They steal your money and hand it to their co-conspirators to lie to you....


4 posted on 10/22/2013 3:05:18 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: onyx

Corrupting sports teams to promote evil.

They leave no stone unturned.


5 posted on 10/22/2013 3:08:19 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: onyx


6 posted on 10/22/2013 3:10:35 PM PDT by Iron Munro (When a killer screams 'Allahu Akbar' you don't need to be mystified about a motive.)
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To: onyx

Thank You Mr. Owe Mally, you have Fugged me again you rotten POS.


7 posted on 10/22/2013 3:14:04 PM PDT by Venturer (Keep Obama and you aint seen nothing yet.)
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To: onyx

...another reason to root against them


8 posted on 10/22/2013 3:15:51 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: onyx
Baltimore Ravens are receiving $130,000 in public funds to promote Obamacare for a year

How did Jerry Jones miss this dollar?

9 posted on 10/22/2013 3:19:11 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (dont worry about Mexico, put the fence around kalifornia.)
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To: onyx
What could possibly go wrong?

Goodell made the right call in ignoring Obama's appeal for help.

10 posted on 10/22/2013 3:20:41 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: onyx

It’s amazing how much money the government spends to advertise programs we are forced to pay for at gun point.


11 posted on 10/22/2013 3:21:28 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: hadaclueonce

I don’t want him too! Granted, living on Arizona I would not see the disgusting commercials. They are cursed enough as it is.


12 posted on 10/22/2013 3:28:01 PM PDT by Stayingawayfromthedarkside (Tea Party Anarchists? Freedom = Anarchy to communists.)
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To: onyx

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.


13 posted on 10/22/2013 3:41:52 PM PDT by doc maverick
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To: onyx
Baltimore Ravens receive $130,000 in taxpayer cash
Chicken feed.
In the last 10 years, Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson, a multi-millionaire, has taken $400 million in NY taxpayer money,
and then has the gall to name the stadium after himself. I keep reading the Buffalo obituaries hoping to find his greedy, sorry @ss.
14 posted on 10/22/2013 3:47:13 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
Goodell made the right call in ignoring Obama's appeal for help.

Right!

15 posted on 10/22/2013 3:54:41 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: doc maverick

“How STUPID does Obama think people are?”

I think he might have the right answer on that one.


16 posted on 10/22/2013 3:58:03 PM PDT by Gil4 (Progressives - Trying to repeal the Law of Supply and Demand since 1848)
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To: doc maverick

And their rules don’t necessarily constitute good medicine.
i.e. “Don’t 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.


17 posted on 10/22/2013 4:02:36 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: onyx

“sign up or Ray Lewis will come murder you.”


18 posted on 10/22/2013 4:06:16 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: onyx; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; Bigg Red; ...

Maryland “Freak State” PING!


19 posted on 10/22/2013 4:36:50 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Major brain damage at UMES, but no property damage!)
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To: Stayingawayfromthedarkside

Jerry Jones could teach Carney a lot about being a whore.


20 posted on 10/22/2013 4:37:44 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (dont worry about Mexico, put the fence around kalifornia.)
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To: Doogle

Yes indeed. Of course I like the Steelers so I know the Rooneys are looking for their piece of the pie.


21 posted on 10/22/2013 4:58:16 PM PDT by NotSoFreeStater (If you choose not to decide you still have made a choice)
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To: NotSoFreeStater

I’m a Ravens fan, but this disgusts me. What a crock.


22 posted on 10/22/2013 5:03:09 PM PDT by woweeitsme
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To: onyx

Yep, straight out of the Romney playbook. Mass paid the Red Sox to promote Romneycare to the state in 2007.


23 posted on 10/22/2013 5:28:45 PM PDT by highball ("I never should have switched from scotch to martinis." -- the last words of Humphrey Bogart)
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To: onyx

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.


24 posted on 10/22/2013 6:02:31 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: onyx

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.


25 posted on 10/22/2013 6:27:25 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: onyx
Baltimore...figures...Hi Joe, you pos.

FMCDH(BITS)

26 posted on 10/22/2013 6:40:53 PM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: NotSoFreeStater

Rooney, already an Uhbama panderer, already did promote CommieCare the other week.


27 posted on 10/22/2013 6:58:06 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: onyx; mickie
Quoth the Ravens' conservative fans, "NEVERMORE"

Leni

28 posted on 10/22/2013 8:21:22 PM PDT by MinuteGal (<p>)
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To: onyx

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!


29 posted on 10/22/2013 11:07:27 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: onyx

The rich get richer in Obamaland. :D


30 posted on 10/22/2013 11:51:26 PM PDT by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: TurboZamboni
“sign up or Ray Lewis will come murder you.”

LOL

31 posted on 10/23/2013 1:02:45 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: highball
Yep, straight out of the Romney playbook. Mass paid the Red Sox to promote Romneycare to the state in 2007.

Sickening.

32 posted on 10/23/2013 1:05:18 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

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.


33 posted on 10/23/2013 5:21:07 AM PDT by Daveinyork (IER)
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To: Gil4

Well, some were stupid enough to vote for him.


34 posted on 10/23/2013 11:28:12 AM PDT by pallmallman (Q)
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To: hadaclueonce

LOL!!!!!


35 posted on 10/25/2013 8:35:29 PM PDT by Stayingawayfromthedarkside (Tea Party Anarchists? Freedom = Anarchy to communists.)
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To: Stayingawayfromthedarkside

Does this mean that Ravens players, staff and management will sign up for ObamaCare??

I doubt it.


36 posted on 10/25/2013 8:36:36 PM PDT by GeronL
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