Anti-Obamacare Ad: Don’t Let the Government Play Doctor
The image of an individual clothed in the iconic red, white, and blue suit of Uncle Sam and wearing an oversized, clownish mask giving a woman a pelvic exam is very disturbing for most people. That reaction is what a recent advertisement financed by Generation Opportunity was counting on its viewers experiencing.
To be precise, the one-minute long video used that visual to show why it will be problematic to “let the government play doctor,” which is what the organization has argued the Affordable Care Act will accomplish. The problem is not that the health care reform, known popularly as Obamacare, will not work from a financial standpoint, but that the law will allow the government to intervene in the personal lives of Americans to an unbearable extent, therefore making it better to go without coverage.
Beginning with soft music that is reminiscent of a circus tune, the advertisement shows a young woman entering a doctor’s office, and, after acknowledging that she just signed up for Obamacare, she is shown into an examination room. Once she is dressed in a gown and prepared for the pelvic exam, Uncle Sam appears to give the check-up. Then, white text appears across a black screen, warning, “Don’t let the government play doctor.” A second advertisement features a young man being examined by a glove-wearing Uncle Sam.