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Bryan Preston

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June 24, 2013 - 12:28 pm

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius hopes pro football will make ObamaCare viable. Instead, association with an unpopular law that lacks democratic legitimacy and is destined to fail may ruin football.

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Monday she is in talks with the NFL to help promote new insurance options under ObamaCare.

“We’re having active discussions right now with a variety of sports affiliates” about both paid advertising and partnerships to encourage enrollment, Sebelius told reporters.

HHS is reportedly also in talks with the NBA to promote the law.

Partnerships with sports organizations are especially promising to HHS because the department hopes large numbers of young, healthy men will enroll in the law’s new coverage options.

Those young men don’t really need health insurance. To the extent that they’re able, they’re saving up for marriage, for their first house, and maybe for starting a family. If they can even get a job in this economy. Those choices don’t serve the Democrats’ interest of buying votes through healthcare. So our government will try persuading and forcing them to make other choices that serve the Democrats’ political interests.

Sebelius has broken federal law a couple of times in office, and by all rights should be unemployed and facing prosecution.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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The NFL has massive TV ratings, rabid fans, and gobs of money rolling in.

Everything the "0" administration touches turns to crap.

This could be the end for the NFL.
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Since the odds are good that a higher percentage of people who don't watch or even hate football voted for Obama, odds are the NFL -- which has been very good for a very long time at keeping politics out of the game -- won't want to potentially anger over half its target audience by touting an issue that's currently underwater in polling data.

On the other hand, the NFL does have that big concussion lawsuit hanging out there, with players or their families suing over illnesses and even suicides linked to multiple head injuries. It wouldn't be a shock if Team Obama threatened the NFL with a major federal agency probe of the concussion issue unless the league is willing to help out in pushing ObamaCsare on its broadcasts.
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It's simple: they do it, I quit watching the NFL.
1 year ago
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"Sebelius has broken federal law a couple of times in office, and by all rights should be unemployed and facing prosecution."

And she's not done nearly as much law breaking as Eric the Red Holder and Janet Incompetano.
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