The Obama Administration Has Turned The Parental Into The Political

03/19/2014 09:41 am ET | Updated Mar 19, 2014
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A group of famous people’s mothers — including the women who raised Jonah Hill, Jennifer Lopez, and Adam Levine — released a video for the the White House on Friday as part of the final push to get young people interested in signing up for Obamacare. The moms start off sharing details about those celebrities’ childhoods, and end up pointing out that young people shouldn’t skip out on health care because their moms would worry about them too much. “We nag you because we love you!” Michelle Obama says before directing viewers to HealthCare.gov.

“Nagging moms” are clearly a theme in the awareness campaign around health care. Last December, President Obama hosted a group of moms at the White House to emphasize the “unique role” they play in their kids’ decision to enroll in health insurance. “Blame Obama for Latest Round of Mom’s Nagging,” New York Magazine joked at the time.

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