*The Obama administration is ratcheting up its promotion of the Affordable Care Act – a/k/a: ‘Obamacare‘ – to Americans and is enlisting star power to help get the word out.
According to McClatchy News, on Monday a “slew” of celebrities descended on the White House for a health care strategy session. The celeb recruits will be targeting young people and trying to convince them to purchase insurance in order to fund the law’s expansion of health coverage.
Among those in attendance were Jennifer Hudson, Kal Penn and Amy Poehler attended as did content creators like Funny or Die’s Mike Farah and YouTube Comedy’s Daniel Kellison, Royal Pains Creator Andrew Lenchewski, morning television veteran producer and Artist Manager, Eric Ortner, Songwriter & Warner Music Group’s Bruce Roberts and Atom Factory founder, Troy Carter.
Also there: producers, managers and representatives for Oprah Winfrey, Alicia Keys, Bon Jovi, NARAS (The Grammys), and The Latin Recording Academy (The Latin Grammys).
“Funny or Die is currently in production on several web videos featuring well-known comedic celebrities and actors,” McClatchy reports. “YouTube is also working on web videos for its recently-launched comedy channels, JASH and Video Podcast Network.”
Senior White House advisor Valerie Jarrett hosted the meeting with celebrities along with a variety of administration officials.
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