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October 1 2009

I’m from Hollywood, and I’m Here to Help

Nicole Kurokawa Neily

A few weeks ago, Moveon.org funded a celebrity-laden PSA to promote a "strong public health insurance option." (It served the dual purpose of breaking me of my Mad Men addiction - why, Don Draper, why must you support flawed policy?)

In response, a counter-PSA was created to highlight who the real experts in this debate are: overpaid celebrities. One exchange points out: "When the public option runs out of ‘money,' all the government has to do is raise money on working families. What's so un-American about paying higher taxes? Time to be patriotic."

As the ad concludes: they may not be real doctors, but they play one on TV. Unless the script calls for like, a nurse, or a lawyer. Vampires are pretty popular these days, too.

Independent Women's Forum is an educational 501(c)(3) dedicated to developing and advancing policies that aren’t just well intended, but actually enhance people’s freedom, choices, and opportunities. IWF is the sister organization of the Independent Women’s Voice.​
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