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Former ABC News Reader Charles Gibson Touts Obamacare in New Cartoon

8:31 AM, Jul 22, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
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Charles Gibson, a former anchor with ABC News, is narrating a new online video touting the benefits of Obamacare and instructing viewers how the law will affect them. The video, sponsored by the Kaiser Family Foundation and running nearly seven minutes, informs Americans that they will fall under one of four categories when it comes to purchasing health insurance under Obamacare: employer-covered, government-covered, self-covered, or uncovered.

Describing how employer-based health insurance will change under Obamacare, Gibson says: "The bigger changes are coming for those who work for larger companies but aren't covered now. That's because the government is going to require companies with 50 or more employees to cover full-time workers, or pay a penalty." In the video, a cartoon depiction of Uncle Sam enters an office and points at the employer, directing him to cover his employee. The employer shrugs his shoulders. A news-channel chyron pops up, reading "Breaking News: Delayed until 2015," recognizing that the Obama administration has delayed the employer mandate. Watch the full cartoon below:

Of course, what Gibson doesn't point out in the video are the ways in which individual insurance premiums as well as employers' health care costs are expected to rise or have already risen in anticipation of Obamacare's mandates.

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