As reported in the Washington Post, taxpayer dollars are being used to finance several questionable advertisements for the unpopular law:
“In Connecticut, selling Obamacare involves airplanes flying banners across beaches. Oregon may reel in hipsters with branded coffee cups for their lattes. And in neighboring Washington, the effort could get quite intimate: The state is interested in sponsoring portable toilets at concerts.”
“Access Health CT, Connecticut’s marketplace, plans to head to the beach this summer to promote its new insurance marketplace. Officials will hand out sunscreen customized with a ‘get covered’ slogan and hire an airplane to fly over beaches with a banner that advertises the new agency.”
“We’ve talked about everything we could use, even whether we could do some branding on porta-potties,” he said. “I want to sponsor charging stations, too. Talk about a captive audience. They’re standing there, charging their iPhones.”
The full article can be read here.