Obamacare Ads???

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: What do you think of the new Obamacare ads?
    These ads are degrading to women and the younger generation. Disrespectful and altogether nasty! : (19 votes)
    46 %
    These ads cross the line a bit, but if they work, who cares? : (9 votes)
    22 %
    These ads are perfectly OK. The government is trying to reach to a population on a personal level. : (5 votes)
    12 %
    I have no opinion on them. Just more ads to ignore. : (5 votes)
    12 %
    My opinion isn't a choice here. I'll explain. : (3 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
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    224 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    i just saw these…i think it’s ridiculous…and i certainly think the one with the girl and guy sends an awful, inapporpriate message to young girls. I havent seen all the ads yet…but i’m not a fan. health insurance shouldn’t have to be advertised. 

     

    and the website  – do you got insurance – can we butcher the english language anymore?

     

     

     

    Post # 4
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    6204 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

    I don’t think they’re necessarily more degrading to any one population more than another… but I do think they are stupid.

    Post # 5
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    2174 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    They’re terrible, but I am at least relieved that they weren’t put out by the Federal Government or ACA itself– the article says they are specific to Colorado and made by the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative and ProgressNow Colorado Education groups.

    Perhaps their ad people were partaking in a bit of their legal marijuana during the conception of the campaign… Tongue Out

    Post # 6
    Hostess
    8680 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    They are all pretty stupid. I wouldn’t say degrading, but some of those are seriously sending the wrong messages to our youth.

    I can’t wait until he makes a YOLO one!

     

    Post # 7
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    7098 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Those are terrible….

    Post # 8
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    11740 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    For the record, those aren’t put out by the US government.  That’s a Colorado based program that’s independent of Obama’s advertising. 

    Post # 9
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    10495 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    If I saw one of those, I would have thought it was a joke.  The insurance ads in Canada are very different.

    Post # 10
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    723 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Those are ridiculous! I seriously thought that they were a joke… they look like something Jon Stewart would make up for The Daily Show haha!

    Post # 11
    Member
    5460 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I disagree with the message they send… they basically say that having insurance is a replacement for responsible behavior.

    Post # 12
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    11668 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @destinwed:  First off, these ads are NOT put out by the government, but by consumer groups.  Colorado has chosen to operate it’s own exchange, so the ads aren’t even promoting the federal exchange.

     

     

     

    Second, I think some cross the line a bit (mostly the bloody soccer one because it’s gross).  The other ones are clearly “risque” but they are trying to market towards younger people (because younger people have higher rates of being uninsured).  I think it’s an out there attempt to get young people to notice and care.  I raelly have no issue with them.  They’re no more “degrading” or “offensive” or “inappropriate” then any other commercial out there.  I have a bigger issue with Miley Cyrus being paid $15 million to appear in a superbowl ad for a pistachio company.

    The biggest reason I don’t like them is because people will automatically and inaccurately assume they’re put out by the Obama Administration and give people yet another ignorant reason to dislike the ACA.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Post # 13
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    845 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    @destinwed:  Maybe it’s because I’m Canadian but advertising health insurance is so bizarre to me. I feel the same way when I visit the USA and see billboards for hospitals, like they are a business… so strange.

    Post # 14
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    895 posts
    Busy bee

    What the heck?! I have never seen these. These ads just scream “all Americans are stupid.” So embarrassing.

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