The Obama administration has called in another big-name celebrity to encourage the younger generation to sign up for Obamacare.
The latest to lend his name to the movement is NBA Hall of Fame superstar Magic Johnson.
“No matter how old you are or what your profession is, an injury or illness could happen to anyone at any time,” the White House website says. “Watch Magic Johnson talk about what having quality health care has meant to him — then pass it on.”
Good health care saved Johnson’s life after he was diagnosed with HIV in 1991, the basketball legend says in the video.
“So I’m glad that I had good health insurance, a good plan,” he says. “And also, too, you never know when you’re going to need it. It’s very important. Young people, they think they’re Superman, like nothing’s ever gonna happen to them.”
Some of the responses Johnson received on Twitter were less than positive.
.@MagicJohnson I forgot the vast majority of your followers are the low information voters and do what you tell them to do.
— Chris (@Chris_1791) January 15, 2014
— Eric Amantite (@eamantite) January 15, 2014
There were these two via Twitchy:
“@MagicJohnson: Having good health care saved my life. Make sure you’ve got a game plan for your health” like being a millionare bball plyer
— Jose Garcia (@inspectorgadg3t) January 15, 2014
@MagicJohnson you are correct but ur financial situation is extremely different compared to the average American.
— Gaston Rodriguez (@gasface6) January 15, 2014
Johnson also posted on the White House blog, reminding readers that “there’s still time to enroll through March 31.”
Watch Johnson’s Obamacare promotional video here:
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