Will Ferrell, Mad Men’s Jon Hamm, Mock Insurance Execs, Push Public Option

By Gorman Gorman

Sep 22, 2009 12:13pm

The liberal political action committee MoveOn.org joined with comedian Will Ferrell's comedy website Funny or Die to produce a fake public service announcement depicting celebrities defending the health insurance industry.

"Something terrible is happening," Ferrell says in the video. "Health insurance executives are getting a bad rap!"

Ferrell, Mad Men's Jon Hamm, ER's Linda Cardellini and others "express sarcastic sympathy and concern for the health insurance industry and fake scorn for the public health insurance option to highlight the disastrous state of the current health care system and the need for health care reform," per the MoveOn press release. "The actors agree with MoveOn that health care reform must include a strong public option that will help lower skyrocketing health care costs and expand coverage to millions of Americans. The health insurance industry has spent millions of dollars to fight a public health insurance option."
–jpt

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