Last week, news broke that President Obama might be looking to the NBA to help him peddle his disastrous health care policy. Now comes word that HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is chatting up the NFL to score a similar promotional deal:

From The Hill:

Sebelius said the football league has been “very actively and enthusiastically engaged” in discussions about a partnership to encourage people to enroll in newly available insurance plans.

“We’re having active discussions right now with a variety of sports affiliates” about both paid advertising and partnerships to encourage enrollment, Sebelius told reporters.

 The president is no longer content to just spike the football or punt? He has to shove it down our throats, too? Tweeters are calling a major fumble:

Obamacare prefers slow death, actually.

He ruins a lot of things.

  • SAL

    Could you have fathomed this just a decade ago? Still so unbelievable…

  • CatHerder

    What a great idea, have a bunch of millionaire sports figures with the best doctors to be had anywhere sell us a POS minimum health care program! What could possibly be wrong with that picture?

    • rogueco

      My thoughts exactly. When all players and staff are required to use the program for injuries, surgeries, rehab, and general medical care, I’ll listen to what they have to say about the benefits of Obamacare.

      Need that ACL repaired Mr. Starting Runningback? Sorry – you’ll have to wait 3 months to see Doctor Fresh-out-of-med-school. Hope you got a guaranteed contract!

  • http://sfgiants.com/ Craig S. Bell

    Aren’t players & retirees suing the league over healthcare (namely the under-diagnosis and mistreatment of concussions)? This doesn’t seem like a shining example of the image Obamacare wants to cultivate.

  • Im_Rick_James

    This would be the dumbest move ever by the NFL. They will take a huge hit, methinks…

  • Marvin Nelson

    Another reason not to watch NFL football this year. However, I will be pissed if he tries this crap with college football.

  • Gordon

    Announcer: Aaaaaand he’s down on the 15. Rough tackle. Fortunately, thanks to the Affordable Care Act, him and millions of you will be able to get that sprain treated for free!

  • Axelgreaser

    THE OFFENSIVE arrogance of Barack Obama is astounding, isn’t it? First he crashes in on Super Bowl Sundays like some school yard bully to ‘politicize’ the game and to yammer about ‘him, him, him, a.k.a., me, me, me, and then he attacks pro-football as ‘violent.’ It’s enough to cause you to lose your tailgate food, all over the living room. Knowing how sneaky and underhanded this man is, we assume the latter was to soften them up for future ‘service to the party’ and the Supreme Leader,…him. Because as we all know, Obama’s ‘meddling’ (Cambridge, Trayvon Martin, etc.) can work very negatively against whomever he’s ‘targeting’, and please don’t take my use of the word ‘targeting’ as a means to remind you of the smarmy attack on the Tea Party by the IRS in an attempt to essentially ‘eliminate’ them, mob hit style. I wouldn’t want to imply Obama & Holder had anything to do with that. They certainly don’t remember anything that would support that SUSPICION, so I guess we should take them at their word? (If you need to hurl at this point, please feel free). Anyway, it now looks like the ‘Great Uniter’ (and even greater spender) now wants to use the NFL as another ‘Obama Unaffordable Healthcare Stooge.” That the sports medium has become so useful to this horror regime from everything to promoting gayness as a political tool to draw comparisons against how conservatives approach the subject (meaning to embarrass them) to even fawning over players who’ve ‘come out’ and to attacking pro-football for its ‘violence’ to pass brain studies legislation and to even weaving it into gun violence in order to disarm the nation, almost puts the NFL on the same level as a common street strumpet. Use it and then on to the next sycophant, i.e., Family Planning, etc.

    I’ve already self-banned from any film out coming of communist Hollywood for supporting this thug, must I give up football viewing as well and resort to banning it on my TV’s when the grand kids are visiting? Because I will.

    • mickeyco

      I don’t know, Axel. I think I’m beyond being astounded by Obama’s offensive arrogance.

      • Axelgreaser

        It’s like trying to fathom in terms of outerspace: “How far out is out?”

      • Axelgreaser

        It’s like trying to fathom in terms of outerspace: “How far out is out?”

    • mickeyco

      I don’t know, Axel. I think I’m beyond being astounded by Obama’s offensive arrogance.

  • Phishfan52

    I hear Aaron Hernandez wants to be the lead spokesman.

  • Phishfan52

    I hear Aaron Hernandez wants to be the lead spokesman.

  • Squirrel!

    What? Are they going to threaten the NFL with no more gov’t subsidies if they don’t get on board? Who wants to take bets? So do they believe we are all such followers of pro sports & athletes that we’ll do what they say like good little sheep? Good luck with that!

    • Jon

      Best guess is they’ll threaten the NFL with a major federal investigation into the possibile concussion-related suicides and illnesses suffered by former players, if the NFL doesn’t play along with the White House on Obamacare

      • Squirrel!

        Aah, good point!!

    • Jon

      Best guess is they’ll threaten the NFL with a major federal investigation into the possibile concussion-related suicides and illnesses suffered by former players, if the NFL doesn’t play along with the White House on Obamacare

  • Squirrel!

    What? Are they going to threaten the NFL with no more gov’t subsidies if they don’t get on board? Who wants to take bets? So do they believe we are all such followers of pro sports & athletes that we’ll do what they say like good little sheep? Good luck with that!

  • stang2000

    If the NFL allows this I’ll stop watching. Do not need the government, of all things, getting involved of one of the few things that actually brings the country together. I use those Sunday games as an escape from week long reminders the trouble our country is in.

    • Axelgreaser

      GOD GAVE US THE MIDDLE FINGER to deal with people like bully Obama. The NFL needs to extend theirs, NOW!

    • Axelgreaser

      GOD GAVE US THE MIDDLE FINGER to deal with people like bully Obama. The NFL needs to extend theirs, NOW!

    • Kate

      Sports are our culture’s last refuge from politics. This administration is trying to politicize EVERYTHING to further divide the country.

  • Chevypowered

    Nationalized Football League?
    Nothing prompts me to cheer for socialized medicine then a bunch of super rich football players.

  • Chevypowered

    Nationalized Football League?
    Nothing prompts me to cheer for socialized medicine then a bunch of super rich football players.

  • Mister A

    Why does this need to be sold to us? We will already get penalized if we don’t comply. Is this promotional BS just to make us feel better about getting taken advantage of? CAVEAT EMPTOR!

  • Bill Board

    Any NFL team promoting ObamaCare crap, will lose my total support, period.

  • William J. Miller

    “That’s a nice Anti-trust Exemption you have there. It’d be a shame if something were to happen to it…”

  • ELC

    Desperate times call for desperate actions…well this administration must be sh***ing in their pants if they are calling for sports big wigs to sell his horrible Obamacare. The NFL will hurt themselves badly if they come out supporting this monstrosity. If Odumbo was so secure why is he and the b***h Sebilious trying to get people to support this?The public knows its CRAP!!

  • Richard Wayne

    Call/email the NFL let them know they will lose your support. Then go after their sponsors: http://www.dailyfinance.com/2013/06/22/5-brand-name-nfl-sponsors-with-a-lot-to-prove-this/

    I am so livid over this. I watch 1 friggin’ sport and now I’m relegated to just college.

    NFL already had me pissed off with all the catering to the hyped up concussion stories. (see new RB lowering head rule)