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Is the NFL Pro-Obamacare?

8:01 AM, Jun 25, 2013 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
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College football fans may soon have another thing to lord over the NFL.  The Hill writes, “Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Monday she is in talks with the NFL to help promote new insurance options under ObamaCare.”  The report continues, “Sebelius said the football league has been ‘very actively and enthusiastically engaged’ in discussions about a partnership to encourage people to enroll in newly available insurance plans.”

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The Obama administration is also trying to convince the NBA to peddle Obamacare.

The last 41 polls listed by Real Clear Politics all show Americans opposing Obamacare, usually by double-digit margins.  Reflecting the general intensity of opinion, the most recent poll says that more than twice as many people have a “very unfavorable” opinion of Obamacare (38 percent) as a “very favorable” one (16 percent). 

Thus, if the NFL decides to help promote Obamacare, it will really have backed a winner — much like when the San Diego Chargers used the second pick in the 1998 draft to tap Ryan Leaf — and it will be yet another reminder that football is best watched on Saturdays. 

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