‘We Nag You Because We Love You’: White House Enlists Celebrities’ Moms to Pitch Obamacare
Three days after having the president appear in an episode of Funny or Die’s Between Two Ferns, the Obama administration continued its pitch for young people to enroll in the Affordable Care Act exchanges before the March 31 deadline. This time, the White House teamed up with four celebrities’ mothers in an effort to implore viewers to sign up with the understanding that caring parents everywhere would like them to do so.
The mothers of Jonah Hill, Alicia Keys, Adam Levine and Jennifer Lopez appear in the two-minute video, entitled “#YourMomCares,” alongside a conclusion from First Lady Michelle Obama. The moms recall stories about the childhood personalities of their famous kids before explaining the importance of getting insured.
“Trust me: us moms put up with a lot,” said Hill’s mother Sharon Feldstein. “But one thing we should never have to put up with is our kid not having health care. Seriously, do you want your mothers to have a nervous breakdown? You need health insurance. It’s imperative. Taking care of yourself so your mothers can sleep and have a nice life after all they’ve done for you is not too much to ask.”
Michelle Obama ends the video by delivering the age-old motherly adage: “We nag you because we love you.”
Watch below, via the White House:
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