Can pop culture save Obamacare?
Mar 13, 2014, 5:15 PM
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The Affordable Care Act has been a bit of a disaster since it launched, what with all the website errors and enrollment horror stories.
And according to ABC News, people 18-34 only represent a quarter of the signups. To make that number grow, President Barack Obama is turning to pop culture, which may be enough to save the program.
Obama recently appeared on “Between Two Ferns,” an online talk show with comedian Zach Galifianakis. Obama was blasted by some for doing the interview, but ACA’s website saw a surge in visitors the day it went online.
But the “Hangover” star isn’t the only one getting involved. Obama also met with former N*SYNC star Lance Bass, who later tweeted about Obamacare despite messing up the link on his first try.
“A handful of private citizens were invited to talk about Health Care. I have questions just like you- and I brought in several that my fans have brought up,” Bass wrote on Twitter. “I’m not writing any laws here. Don’t hate because I’m trying to get educated. And I friggin messed up the website! Ugh. It’s healthcare.gov !!”
Galifianakis and Bass join a list of celebs who are plugging Obamacare, including Lady Gaga, Pharrell Williams and Taye Diggs.