September 19th, 2013
09:09 PM ET
9 years ago

Uncle Sam went to med school?

(CNN) - Is Uncle Sam board certified? That's what a series of new online ads wonder as they encourage millennials to "opt out" of Obamacare.

Described by their libertarian creators as intentionally creepy, the ads by Generation Opportunity feature young people going for doctor appointments, only to have Uncle Sam pop up, ready to look them over.

The ads argue that the tax imposed on those without health insurance is a small price to pay to keep the government out of the examination room. They also say there are cheaper opportunities available.

The Obama administration has been working hard to do just the opposite and encourage young people to sign up for the state health care exchanges, which go live next month. They need millions to sign up to keep premiums from skyrocketing.

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soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. MaryM

    Absolutely vile, disgusting republicans. You are proud of this ad. You just lost More of the American womens vote.

    September 19, 2013 09:33 pm at 9:33 pm |
  2. They ought to change from the elephant to the hippo...

    Did the insurance companies go to Med school?

    September 19, 2013 10:21 pm at 10:21 pm |
  3. frances coles - Selma

    We've been watching u Republicans for years. It is sad they have so much hate. What happened in our country that caused those people to not repect for others, and their choices in their life.. Pope Francis is my main man! He's trying to tell YOU ALL SOMETHING!

    September 19, 2013 10:30 pm at 10:30 pm |
  4. frances coles - Selma

    I may not hit all the keys for the letters i wish to share, but u know my message!

    September 19, 2013 10:34 pm at 10:34 pm |
  5. Thomas

    Please defund Obama care so my poor brother in law can continue to travel the world on vacation , keep all three of his homes , all four of his Porsche's , play golf everyday , buy his weed by the pound and put his children in private schools .

    If God wanted affordable medical coverage , he would talk to the Insurance companies himself

    September 19, 2013 10:43 pm at 10:43 pm |
  6. Shelia

    I use to have simple health care between my doctor and myself. Now its complicated with government in charge of what services or care I receive. My health was private now its public.. My body, my health, my privacy....

    September 20, 2013 02:45 am at 2:45 am |
  7. Neutral Observer

    Folks, the truth is that as bad as insurance company's are, they are not the law. Laws can be and are written that punish unethical insurance companies with either taking their money and / or giving the offenders prison time. These two "lever arms" typically work just fine in ensuring accountability. Well guess what folks, the government is the law. If government is running things and being unethical (what, when have you ever seen anybody in govt do anything unethical???:) they are accountable to no one. They don't go to jail, they don't get fired, hell they don't even skip a pay raise and any money govt pays out is not theirs so it is absolutely ineffective in making them accountable. If you think insurance company's are not held accountable, wait until govt is in the loop.

    September 20, 2013 05:34 am at 5:34 am |
  8. Marie MD

    As far as political ads goes this is probably one of the most disgusting no sense ridiculous ads ever by the Koch brothers.
    Young people think they can't get sick? How about a broken arm and women are having breast and ovarian cancer in their 20s.
    The ad projects the government bring your doctor. These tea tards and their followers don't see that if anyone in congress wants the government to control what you and with whom haven's been paying attention to the take away rights of women, gays, seniors, the poor, children and even veterans.

    September 20, 2013 06:31 am at 6:31 am |
  9. kirk

    Another insulting name for a organazation who's sole purpose us to limit your opportunities, strip education, and healthcare.the ACA is designed to give medical care to those who otherwise did not have it, that is called opportunity.

    September 20, 2013 07:25 am at 7:25 am |
  10. Gurgyl

    So you can rob the nation??? Idiots.,

    September 20, 2013 07:56 am at 7:56 am |