Hollywood Extends Helping Hand to Obamacare
Supporters of the Affordable Care Act have stars in their eyes. On Thursday, “Tell a Friend — Get Covered” will broadcast a six-hour event with “stories, tips, helpful information and other details related to national health care options,” per Variety. The event is being broadcast live on YouTube, accessible through the organization’s website.
Variety reports the event is a collaboration involving Funny or Die, Maker Studios, and YouTube Studios. The organizers said it is a mix of skits and educational features. Celebrities like Jennifer Hudson, Elizabeth Banks, and Olivia Wilde have agreed to participate. To engage a youthful audience, the event plans on using social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook.
Celebrities first began endorsing the Affordable Care Act through social media, specifically Twitter, in December. Adam Levine was among a group of actors, musicians, and athletes who began using tweeting “#GetCovered” to promote the health care law.