The NFL's Obamacare promotion is the first stage in the War On Bros, hoping to make the Affordable Care Act become popular with youth.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Sarah Palin compared Obamacare to the Immigration Reform bill, which Palin claims will be more expensive that expected.
In 2010, the CBO projected Obamacare would cost $944 billion over ten years, but only two years later in 2012 the CBO was saying Obamacare will cost upwards of $1.9 trillion. Obamacare taxes also doubled, topping $1.2 trillion. But the recession has apparently slowed healthcare spending overall due to the decline in people’s wealth, so, as of 2013, the CBO is guessing Obamacare will cost about $1.7 trillion.
When the Affordable Care Act was under debate in the Supreme Court last year, Justice Samuel Alito pointed out the youth, or those in the 18 to 35 age bracket, currently spend an average of $854 a year on healthcare. This presents a problem since the Obamacare state exchanges need at least 2.7 million American youths in the 18-to-35 age group to sign up and spent a minimum of $5,800 on average. If they don’t, the Obamacare state exchanges will fail and Obamacare will die with it.
To make certain this doesn't happen, Obamacare "navigators" are already spending millions of government money on marketing Obamacare to the masses. Most of the organizations receiving this funding happen to be political organizations formerly intended to reelect President Obama in 2012. American youths that are cheap to insure are affectionately being called "bros," but the effort to recruit the youth for Obamacare has the not-so-affectionate title of "War On Bros."
The NFL's Obamacare promotion will help the War On Bros by convincing American youths to enroll in those Obamacare state exchanges. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says the NFL Obamacare promotions will probably begin this summer:
"The NFL, for instance, in the conversations I've had, has been very actively and enthusiastically engaged because they see health promotion as one of the things that is good for them and good for the country."
Do you think the NFL Obamacare promotions are a good idea for supporting the Affordable Care Act?