Ms. magazine  -- more than a magazine a movement

SIGN UP FOR MS. DIGEST, JOBS, NEWS AND ALERTS

FEMINIST WIRE NEWSBRIEFS

ABOUT
SEE CURRENT ISSUE
SHOP MS. STORE
MS. IN THE CLASSROOM
FEMINIST DAILY WIRE
FEMINIST RESOURCES
PRESS
JOBS AT MS.
READ BACK ISSUES
CONTACT
RSS (XML)
 
feminist wire | daily newsbriefs

September-20-13

Conservative Group Releases Creepy Anti- Obamacare Ads

Generation Opportunity, a conservative organization that's funded by billionaire extremists David and Charles Koch, has launched a series of advertisements to convince young people to "opt out" of Affordable Care Act enrollment.

The first two online ads were published yesterday. One features a young woman going in for a gynecologist appointment. As she settles into the stirrups, ominous music plays and a cartoonish-looking Uncle Sam appears, holding a metal spectrum. The ad reads: "Don't let the government play doctor."

Backlash for the ads was swift yesterday, with several progressive and pro-choice organizations calling them hypocritical. "This ad is brought to you by the same people who force the government between our legs when it comes to abortion access, forced ultra-sounds and birth control," NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue said.

If Americans do not enroll in the healthcare program, they will have to pay a penalty. Generation Opportunity is trying to persuade young people that it's cheaper to pay the fine than to enroll. However, new federal subsidies will drastically cut the cost of coverage for Americans earning less than $44,000 per year. Low cost, high-deductible plans will also be available to those under thirty.

Recent data shows that over 6.4 million Americans can receive healthcare coverage under the ACA for $100 or less per month.

Media Resources: NPR, 9/19/2013; Time, 9/19/2013; Wall Street Journal, 9/19/2013


© Feminist Majority Foundation, publisher of Ms. magazine

If you liked this story, consider making a tax-deductible donation to support Ms. magazine.

 

 

Send to a Friend
Their
Your
Comments
(optional)


More Feminist News

9/2/2014 California Legislators Pass Affirmative Consent Bill to Combat Campus Sexual Assault - California legislators passed a bill last week that would require state colleges and universities to adopt a standard of unambiguous, affirmative consent for students who engage in sexual activity. SB 967 is the first of its kind. . . .
 
8/29/2014 Terry O'Neill Was One of Hundreds Arrested Calling for Immigration Reform at White House Rally - Thursday, nearly 300 people were arrested in front of the White House during a rally calling on President Barack Obama to halt mass deportations. . . .
 
8/29/2014 BREAKING: Fifth Circuit Blocks Texas TRAP Law Provision! - WASHINGTON - The Feminist Majority Foundation applauds U.S. . . .