Will Ferrell Talks Health Care Insurance on Funny or Die
Will Ferrell, Olivia Wilde, John Hamm, Masi Oka, Donald Faison, Thomas Lennon, Robert Ben Garant, Jordana Spiro and Linda Cardellini, have all teamed up with the satirical site Funny or Die.com, to make a PSA about health insurance companies, in an effort to drum up support for the health care reform as well as public option.
"Insurance companies are detailed enough to deny claims for things like typos," Ferrell says, facetiously, in the video. "If you spell something wrong, do you really deserve surgery? I don't think so."
President Obama has stated that he is open to leaving the public option out of the health care bill:
"As the health care debate enters the homestretch, humor can serve as a powerful reminder to Americans about what exactly is at stake," Justin Ruben, Executive Director of MoveOn.org, said in the release. "We were thrilled to partner up with the folks at Funny or Die and I think we've hit a homerun with this video depicting who exactly the 'victims' are in this crisis and the profit motive that will keep the insurance industry fighting tooth and nail against a public option."