The right-wing organization, Generation Opportunity, is pushing the boundaries of decency with a new video attacking Obamacare.
As reported by Chris Moody of Yahoo News,
Generation Opportunity, a Virginia-based group that is part of a coalition of right-leaning organizations with financial ties to billionaire businessmen and political activists Charles and David Koch, will launch a six-figure campaign aimed at convincing young people to “opt-out” of the Obamacare exchanges. Later this month, the group will begin a tour of 20 college campuses, where they plan to set up shop alongside pro-Obamacare activists such as Enroll America that are working to sign people up for the insurance exchanges.
According to their website,
In this first Generation Opportunity video, a woman is shown being ushered into an OB/GYN’s treatment room after signing up for an insurance exchange under Obamacare. She is then abandoned by the doctor in the treatment room with her feet in the stirrups of an examination table after being told by the doctor “Okay, let’s have a look.”
At this point “Creepy Uncle Sam,” as he is called in the title [Opt Out – The Exam – Creepy Uncle Sam] appears from between her legs looking maniacal, followed by the tagline: ”Don’t let government play doctor.”
The Generation Opportunity YouTube post directs people to the OptOut.org site which boasts: “Good news! You are not required to purchase health insurance through an Obamacare exchange! There are cheaper, better options for young people.”
As one might expect, the video is generating heated comments.
Ilyse Hogue, president of the abortion advocacy group NARAL Pro-Choice America, told MSNBC that:
“This ad is brought to you by the same people who force Uncle Sam between our legs when it comes to reproductive health. It’s un-American to mandate forced ultrasounds, restrict abortion care, and deny contraception coverage while trying to trick students into forgoing Obamacare, which will help them get preventative care and end gender discrimination in insurance coverage. If this ad isn’t a parody from The Onion, then Generation Opportunity needs to look up the definition of ‘irony.’”