NFL to stay out of promoting new health care law

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  • Updated: June 28, 2013 - 7:42 PM

The National Football League is used to big, bruising battles. But on Friday, it announced that it was probably staying out of one of the roughest fights in Washington: the war over Obamacare.

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justsayinJun. 28, 1310:13 PM

Silly.. The NFL won't help inform the public because the GOP is 'warning' them against helping? Wow.Happy 4th you New England Patriots out there.

callmestupidJun. 29, 13 5:09 AM

I wouldn't either, Obamacare has a lot of things that are going to come to light and have people complaining. Like getting a fine for not having healthcare. Or the amount of money a person can deduct from taxes due to healthcare bills ( will effect senior citizens a ton) just to name a couple right off the top of my head

mikelJun. 29, 13 1:54 PM

Shame on the NFL - caving in - to the Limbaugh - Pedagogues

dunwoody64Jun. 30, 13 9:47 PM

The NFL already knows this law will have a negative impact on the quality and availability of health care. Why don't they speak up and amke a statement against the socialization of America!

rms316Jul. 1, 13 5:58 AM

Let's get something correct... This isn't socialized healthcare is any form or fashion. If the NFL decided against doing this, that's their business. Mitch McConnell should keep his mouth shut.

jimdillyJul. 1, 13 5:23 PM

Ridiculous. Pro leagues have been running PSAs for decades. There is a difference between campaigning and informing. The NFL is being asked to form a partnership with the U.S. government in order to inform citizens about a new law and how it will affect them and the options therein. Since it is a law (and has been upheld buy the SCOTUS) it would be a public service to inform citizens of its details so they can make the best decisions for themselves. It would be another matter entirely if the NFL was being asked to campaign for public support of a law that was being proposed; they would be correct to reject such a proposal.

brian199511Jul. 1, 13 7:59 PM

Sweden, Canada, France, Australia and many more countries have better healthcare then the US at 1/2 (yes, one-half) the cost. President Obama is trying to do something about it and I agree that healthcare is not a privilege but a right of every human being.

sage62Jul. 3, 1311:15 AM

Don't get out much do you, brian? I lived in a country for several years and the people it served paid exorbitant amounts of money for second rate care. Why doesn't the community organizer in chief let the public decide based on obamacare's merits? LOL It is indeed socialized medicine, denying it only makes a person look foolish.

jjbgollyJul. 6, 13 2:13 PM

Good for the NFL! Stay the heck out of politics. We don't care to have this train wreck of a national disaster being "promoted" by a sports organization. If Obama"care"? is so great, he won't need persona;pity types to try and undergird it. But, O DOES need the support which tells any one with 1/2 a brain that it's a crappy deal. Next will come hollyweird "stars" trying to convince everyone what a great idea obamacare is. Who really listens to those freaks anyway? Oh, libs do, I forgot. But, the supporters will support it even when they see things much worse than they ever were before. Of course, even then, it will be Bush's fault.

dhenkelsJul. 12, 13 2:44 PM

"brian199511 - Sweden, Canada, France, Australia and many more countries have better healthcare then the US at 1/2 (yes, one-half) the cost. President Obama is trying to do something about it and I agree that healthcare is not a privilege but a right of every human being." - I work with Canadians, you know how long they wait for a basic procedure? And you realize that Obamacare is simply a mandate that forces you to buy a product? It does nothint to address the costs of health care and the health insurance industry. It in fact incentivizes the insurance companies to raise their rates as much as they want because it is now law that you have to have insurance. Had this been something to address costs of insurance and doing something to reduce the cost of care, I'd be behind it, but this was all about providing big business 38 million more customers that have no choice but a couple of places to buy insurance that they by law can be fined, through the IRS, for.

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