Post # 1
OK… I will try to keep this neutral.
I’m looking at the girl stating that she can access the guy because of free birth control. And then there’s the keg stand…
Thoughts anyone? Lets not make this a political poll, but rather an opinion on the ads here. I don’t want this to get bloody….
Post # 3
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
- 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
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…
Post # 6
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 # 8
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
If I saw one of those, I would have thought it was a joke. The insurance ads in Canada are very different.
Post # 10
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
I disagree with the message they send… they basically say that having insurance is a replacement for responsible behavior.
Post # 12
@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
@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
What the heck?! I have never seen these. These ads just scream “all Americans are stupid.” So embarrassing.