Will Ferrell Stands up for the Real Health Care Victims in America

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It's a rotten job, but someone has got to do it: in this video ad, Will Ferrell stands up for the real victims in this health care debate: health insurance providers themselves!

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This has to be a new low for the unfunny Ferrell. It's mean and mean spirited. There are millions of regular insurance company employees who could lose their jobs. That's what we need more unemployment, right? But everyone will have health care. Do you get to insure a wrecked car? It's the same assessing risk for health insurance. People that have coverage revoked because they lied on their health insurance application are the same as ones who lie to write articles or who lie to get a job. The real problem is the cost of going to a doctor, buying medication or going to the hospital. No one should have to have insurance to use these services in the first place. They ought to be able to pay for it and have insurance if they want. Why don't these celebrities take their money and pay for it themselves if they think it's so great?

By Johnny Craig (not verified) on 23 Sep 2009 #permalink

Do you really equate a living human being with a "wrecked car" Johnny? Unbelievable. Everyone SHOULD have health care and I'm willing to pay for it in spite of the fact that all my life I've actually worked at being healthy and in shape. We can't really call ourselves a civilized country until everyone has access to the health care they need. That said, regardless that they most likely mean well, overpaid actors have little to say for me about anything.

By Carl Buell (not verified) on 23 Sep 2009 #permalink

Deliciously Orwellian how the corporatists insist on calling it "Health *Insurance*", by definition a commercial arrangement, so bypassing the whole idea that a society ought provide its citizens with a universal basic level of heatlh care.

The winner is still "Intellectual Property", though.

It's satire! They're being sarcastic about the "poor" insurance companies and about private planes being part of the American dream.

MoveOn.org (the group responsible for the video) ***supports*** the public option.