NOT A JOKE: Video called ‘Forget About The Price Tag’ wins HHS grand prize for promoting Obamacare
The Department of Health and Human Services has crowned a YouTube video entitled “Forget About The Price Tag” as the grand prize winner in a contest meant to encourage young people to sign up for Obamacare.
The video contest, announced in August — in partnership with a group called Young Invincibles — encouraged participants to produce clips filled with pro-Obamacare messaging.
HHS’s grand prize-winning video, announced Monday by the White House, features a young woman named Erin McDonald singing an Obamacare-loving version of Jessie J’s hit single, “Price Tag.”
Without a hint of irony, McDonald sings her chorus: “Ain’t about the, uh, cha-ching cha-ching. Ain’t about the, yeah, bla-bling bla-bling. Affordable Care Act. Don’t worry ’bout the price tag.”
McDonald, of course, is referring to the reasons young people should buy health insurance without worrying “’bout the price tag.”
But critics of Obamacare regularly note that the law could amount to a government takeover of approximately one-sixth of the U.S. economy.
McDonald won $2,000 for her efforts, according to the contest’s website.