Comedian Makes His Own Obamacare Commercials After White House Cancels Ads Reminding People Of Deadline

Jan. 31 is the last day to sign up for health care under the ACA.

Last week, with only days left until the open enrollment registration deadline on Jan. 31, the new administration halted planned and already paid ads reminding people to sign up for health insurance. According to Politico's Paul Demko, who first reported the story, the administration is also canceling emails reminding people to finish signing up, a move that Ron Pollack, executive director of Families USA, called "a mean-spirited effort that can only result in fewer people getting coverage who need it."

The decision falls in line with the plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which could affect millions of Americans and cause pandemonium within the medical industry. Although lawmakers have publicly tried to assuage their constituents' fears, privately, they, too are anxious about repealing the law without a substantial back up plan. 

Following the cancellation of the Obamacare ads, comedian Colton Dunn decided to step in as a one-man commercial reminding Americans to sign up for health insurance. Dunn created a series of videos advising people to register before Jan. 31, and has posted one a day since Friday.


Dunn also inspired Lena Dunham to make her own commercial alerting her followers to the open enrollment deadline. 

Obamacare has been a fiery issue of contention between Democrats and Republicans since President Obama signed it into law in 2010. He has said he'd "publicly support" the law's repeal if the GOP can come up with a better plan. 


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