With just hours remaining for Americans to sign up for health isurance through the federal healthcare exchange, the White House has enlisted A-list celebrities to help make the final push to sell Obamacare to Americans still on the fence as time winds down.
According to the Los Angeles Times on March 31, celebrities have been hitting social media websites such as Facebook and Twitter to try to drive up healthcare enrollment. Tweets by Vice President Joe Biden and Rachael Ray are encouraging Americans to get on their computes or phones to sign up for healthcare coverage.
In an appearance on Ray's daytime cooking/talk show, Vice President Biden touted the benefits of the healthcare law, saying that Americans will be in for a surprised about the number of new perks that will come with their new coverage plan. He said:
"I think everyone is going to be really surprised and pleased how well this has turned out."
Biden also stressed Americans to not be as stressed out about the March 31 deadline, saying that as long as Americans had begun the process, they could "stay in line" for coverage.
In other words, as long as Americans are in queue for getting health coverage, they will be able to avoid the one-time penalty that will kick in after the deadline passes.
Other A-list celebrities have also dedicated their time to get the word out about the healthcare exchanges. Stars such as Kerry Washington, Zooey Deschanel and Sarah Silverman took to social media to encourage Americans to head to the healthcare exchange to sign up for health insurance.