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The NFL’s Ravens Will Help Promote Obama-Care

From the Politico:

Baltimore Ravens to aid Obamacare enrollment effort in Maryland

By KYLE CHENEY | September 3, 2013

The NFL may have spiked the White House’s request for Obamacare PR help — but the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens just called an audible.

The team has signed onto efforts to market the health law to Marylanders, according to an announcement from Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and officials running the state’s Obamacare insurance exchange, known as Maryland Health Connection…

Hey, maybe the Ravens will also help Obama sell his attack on Syria. In fact, maybe Obama could get Beyonce, Jay Z and Hollywood celebrities to help his ‘brain trust’ sell us that, too.

A Ravens spokesman said the team would reveal more details on Wednesday, after a conference call to discuss its role. According to the Maryland Health Connection, the team is expected to assist during a six-month enrollment period that begins on Oct. 1, a few weeks into the start of the NFL season. The partnership is intended “to connect with Maryland residents about the importance of developing a health coverage game plan.” …

The White House’s overtures to professional sports leagues have largely gone unheeded, leaving it to individual teams and players to decide whether to partner with their states’ exchanges. The NFL was among the sports leagues that Republican lawmakers warned against participating in Obamacare outreach efforts, and the league responded by insisting it had no plans to do so.

“We have responded to the letters we received from members of Congress to inform them we currently have no plans to engage in this area and have had no substantive contact with the administration about PPACA’s implementation,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told POLITICO in June…

Yes, the NFL is determined to keep politics out of the game, unless it involves ‘gay rights’ or Obama-Care, or any other issues important to Obama and the Democrats.

In any case, we don’t see why the NFL had to make any kind of settlement on players’ long term health after concussions when all of these players will be covered by the wonders of Obama-Care.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, September 4th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “The NFL’s Ravens Will Help Promote Obama-Care”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    Rabid Denver Broncos fan, here.

    1. The Ravens are really the Cleveland Browns.
    2. Denver Broncos have a long standing rivalry with the Browns
    3. Ray Lewis no longer with the Brown Ravens, so a man tried for murder won’t be on the field Thursday Night. But Elvis will be.
    4. Playoff game 2012, everyone points the finger at Tony Carter and Rahim Moore for blowing the coverage which led to the TD. Bullhockey. It was Manning who threw the interception that led to the bla bla bla ..
    5. Prediction – Broncos get shellacked by Ravens Thursday night. Denver lucky to go 8-8 this Season despite what Vegas says.

    … what was the question? Oh. Obamacare. Yeah, about that .. Ravens’ owner Steve Bisciotti covering himself with dung by pandering to his Northeastern Union longshoreman fan base.

    • Noyzmakr says:

      Good luck tonight GBJ.

      I’m a Redskin fan from birth and a Panther fan by pride, but I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for the Broncos. Maybe it was because Elway was just so damn good. I like Manning too.

      So again, Go Broncos!

      PS. I hate the Cleveland Browns aka Baltimore Ravens, although the target of my hatred retired last year. He should be in prison instead of the HoF.

  2. Noyzmakr says:

    I thought the NFL cared about the long term care of its players. Now, Hall of Famers will be told by the Death Panels that they have outlived their usefulness, but they won’t remember…..

  3. canary says:

    The Baltimore Ravens’ next gig will be to peddle Obama beer for their ball games.

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