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Scandal spoof promoting the Affordable Care Act.


It’s been a crazy week related to many things including the government shutdown coinciding with the October 1st launch of the state exchanges. I wrote about it here.

It’s Friday.  So I think we can all use a healthy distraction.

Last night my  calendar was set at 10 PM ET for a date with my favorite TV show.

I’m not alone when I tell you that millions of us couldn’t wait for last night’s Season 3 premiere of Scandal.

Earlier in the day, I caught this video produced by Funny or Die.  Funny or Die is a comedy video website founded by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s production company.

Jennifer Hudson, portrays the lead character Olivia Pope,  the role that is played by Kerry Washington in the TV show Scandal.

The Hollywood Blog captured this quote from Ms. Hudson about her involvement producing this video. “I teamed up with Funny or Die in their effort to raise awareness about the health-care bill,” Hudson explained of how the viral video came to be. “And who wouldn’t want the opportunity to be Olivia Pope? I’m so obsessed with her, I think I am her. I’m a gladiator. I’m Olivia.”

The best use of pop culture to promote the ACA.

Have a good weekend.

  Barbara Glickstein

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