Frankly, if creative-types somehow manage to put lipstick on the grotesque pig known as Obamacare, they deserve some sort of award. Too bad we’re paying for it. Think of it this way, young filmmakers — if you win Kathleen Sebelius’ propaganda contest, you might be able to afford the law’s rising premiums for a year or two. So congrats in advance, or something:
The administration will partner with Young Invincibles, a non-profit youth issues organization, to run the contest, with the goal of reaching those younger Americans who are skeptical of the need for health coverage. Participants will be encouraged to submit three different types of videos advertising the benefits of the exchanges: a song, an animated short, or a video designed to convince viewers that they aren’t invincible. Using funds from the Affordable Care Act’s education and outreach budget, HHS will award $3,000 each to the creators of the three most popular and persuasive videos, while second and third place winners will get $2,500 each…The contest is designed to dispel the notion that even young and healthy individuals would be better off simply not purchasing health insurance.