CHICAGO (AP) -- Trying to sell young adults on the idea of health insurance before an upcoming deadline, Illinois officials announced Monday they are launching an ad campaign with the satirical online newspaper The Onion.
Banner ads on The Onion website will depict a toy action figure with the words: "Man without health insurance is forced to sell action figures to pay medical bills." The ads say: "Get Covered. Don't sell your action figures."The article points out that this sort of placement is very effective at getting the attention of young people. That is a valuable point, one completely lost on the now useless Republican Party. Are they figuring that when today's under 30s are 50, they will start voting Republican just because they are old? Heck, many of them will still be living in Mom and Dad's spare bedrooms, because they won't have been able to get a job.