[WATCH] Generation Opportunity uses creepy Uncle Sam to scare Millennials into ‘opting-out’ of Obamacare

Generation Opportunity Creepy Uncle Sam VideoThink clowns are scary?!? Then you probably don’t want to watch the latest web videos from Generation Opportunity, which features the most creepy Uncle Sam mascot you’ll ever see shocking unsuspecting patients in the middle of their doctors’ exams. 

Generation Opportunity, a non-partisan organization that advocates for economic freedom for young people, released the videos as part of its new “Opt-Out of Obamacare” campaign. The videos – and the campaign – are designed to scare young Americans out of signing up for the healthcare law when the enrollment period for the healthcare exchanges begins on October 1.

“What we’re trying to communicate is, ‘No, you’re actually not required to buy health insurance,’” Generation Opportunity President Evan Feinberg told Yahoo News“You might have to pay a fine, but that’s going to be cheaper for you and better for you.”

Generation Opportunity also has plans to visit 20 college campuses nationwide alongside pro-Obamacare organizations like Enroll America to help discourage students from opting in to the exchanges, and will also send opt-out kits with information for students on how to opt-out of the program to an additional 100 schools. 

“We’re gonna have major events in college towns where you have pizza and beer and cornhole and beer pong – a general fun atmosphere,” Generation Opportunity Communications Director David Pasch told Red Alert Politics. “Enroll America is going to be there trying to convince all these young people to sign up for Obamacare, we’re going to be there right alongside them showing that there’s alternatives.”

The president needs millions of Millennials to opt-in to the healthcare exchanges provided by the Affordable Care Act in order to keep the exchanges viable. As a result, many young Americans will be paying exhorbitant costs for health insurance that they simply do not need. Knowing this, the Obama Administration has even gone so far as to unsuccessfully court professional athletes and celebrities to promote the benefits of the healthcare exchanges to Millennials.

“If young people do opt out en mass, it will put the law in a bind, for sure,” Feinberg told Yahoo News. “If it means they have to repeal it because it doesn’t work and that ends up crippling the law, well fine. Then they have to make some changes or repeal the law to make it work.”

In 2014, the opt-out fines will set Millennials back $95 or 1 percent of their household income, whichever is higher.

Generation Opportunity also wants to make sure young Americans know the impact that Obamacare is having on their future job prospects. Many employers have eliminated full-time positions or cut back worker hours in anticipation of the new law, thus reducing the number of full-time jobs available for college graduates and contributing to the high unemployment levels among Millennials.

“It’s just a bad deal, and young people know a bad deal when they see one.” Generation Opportunity Communications Director David Pasch told Red Alert Politics.

Not to mention the security issues associated with the program. The data collected through Obamacare will be placed into one large database that is shared by 14 different federal agencies, local law enforcement officials, the Internal Revenue Service and Obamacare navigators like Planned Parenthood.

“I don’t think most young people would be comfortable with the idea of the government knowing the results of their latest STD test,” Pasch quipped.

Watch the videos below. 

 

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