DISCLAIMER: this posts neither supports nor opposes Obamacare as a concept nor premise for sketch writers to parody. Our intention is to inform you that thanks to a government grant, you might be seeing pro-Obamacare plots in shows as varied as New Girl and How I Met Your Mother, where Future Ted has Obamacare, or as it’s known in 2030, Booboocare, to thank for his second bladder, so he never has to get up and pee.
The California Endowment, a private foundation that is spending millions to promote President Barack Obama’s signature law, recently provided a $500,000 grant to ensure TV writers and producers have information about the Affordable Care Act that can be stitched into plot lines watched by millions.
The aim is to produce compelling prime-time narratives that encourage Americans to enroll, especially the young and healthy, Hispanics and other key demographic groups needed to make the overhaul a success.
“We know from research that when people watch entertainment television, even if they know it’s fiction, they tend to believe that the factual stuff is actually factual,” said Martin Kaplan of the University of Southern California’s Norman Lear Center, which received the grant. (Via)
DISCLAIMER #2: It is the stated position of UPROXX that “they…believe that the factual stuff is actually factual” is a confusing statement. Lastly, the California Endowment becomes null and void if the 2 Broke Girls have to sell enough cupcakes to pay for wifi so they can sign up for insurance