So please everyone.. if you value mini-zoos and golden parachutes for executives over the life of yourself and your family, vote against a public insurance option. If we can get a health insurance mandate (force you to buy insurance) and no cost control with a public option, then some executives might be able to buy that solid gold train to safari through their backyard mini-zoos.
Transcript of the Ad
"Something terrible is happening" Jon Hamm
"Something terrible is happening" Will Farrell
"Something terrible is happening" Donald Faison + Jordana Spiro
"Something terrible is happening" Masi Oka, Olivia Wilde, Robert Ben Garant
"Health insurance executives are getting a bad rap" Will Ferrell
"As the healthcare debate heats up" Linda Cardellini
"We need to remember who the real victims are" Donald Faison
"Health Insurance Executives" John Hamm
"People are saying a lot of mean things about health insurance companies and their executives... and it’s gotta stop" Thomas Lennon
"These great businessmen are American Heroes" Wilde
"So why is Obama trying to reform healthcare when insurance companies are doing just fine making billions of dollars in profit" Ferrell
"Obama .... Why?" Faison
"Insurance companies need our support, because they keep our selfish priorities in check when we can’t" Wilde
"Please Doctor my daughter is dying, she needs medication" Garant
"Think about somebody else for once" Cardellini
"If my kid falls off his bike and breaks his leg, he should have to pay that money out of pocket, out of his allowance" Faison
"How else is he going to learn not to fall off that bike" Wilde
"And insurance companies are detailed enough to deny claims for things like typos. If you spell something wrong do you really deserve surgery? I don’t think so" Farrell
"80% of the American public support the public plan because it would give quality care people can actually afford" Hamm
"But when you think about it, who’s really supporting it, other than 80% of the American people?" Lennon
"And the public option would make insurance companies lower prices and give better services in order to compete" Wilde
"What’s so American about competition?" Faison
"But health insurance companies are huge" Wilde
"They need to make big profits so they can afford to give their employees health insurance" Hamm
"Believe me that stuff’s not cheap" Cardellini
"It makes sense" Lennon
"Insurance company CEOs have a right to their American dream" Farrell
"and it’s 5 Houses" Oka
"Private plane" Garant
"500 Million dollars in your pocket" Spiro
"And a mini-zoo in your backyard for exotic animals like a white tiger and pygmy horses" Farrell
"Insurance companies offer you variety" Cardellini
"They can change the price and terms of your plan at any time or stop covering you altogether" Faison
"Do you want to get rid of those options?" Wilde
"So join us in our fight to protect Insurance industry profits, they‘ve looked out for our best interests for so long" Farrell
All "Now we should look out for theirs"
Lennon "And I’m not being sarcastic, not at all"
This video was fantastic. Not only did they break down a complicated issue, it was funny too. I'm not sure where to start. I think it's great that they point out insurance companies don't want competition. When conservatives say free market, they usually aren't talking about competition. They want a market, free from government intervention. A market free for monopolies to occur if they so happen.
What was your favorite part?
Crossposted to the Progressive Electorate
UPDATE: This ad appeared in full on Countdown tonight! I was skeptical that it would get any play, and I'm very glad to be proven wrong. In Ron Burgundy's words: "Super duper gang! Super duper! That's nice! Way to Go! Neat-O! Gang, That is good news!"