WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — An online dating site called Seeking Arrangement posted a video to its official YouTube channel that takes on the Affordable Care Act by boasting that it has “a solution to your ‘Obama-drama.'”
In the video, an unnamed male acting as a representative of the company boasts that the financial benefits that come with finding love through their dating services will help those in need pay for medical coverage.
“Why settle for a horrible government site that doesn’t work?” the man states. “Avoid settling for the bare-minimum insurance. Get a sugar daddy that’ll cover all your premiums, no strings attached.”
He adds, toward the end of the video, “If you’re an attractive female – or male, if that’s what you’re into – the door’s always open for you.”
Seeking Arrangement is a dating website that connects rich men and women with “sugar babies,” or potential love interests that receive a monthly stipend as part of a romantic arrangement.
The online marketplace of the Affordable Care Act, known also as Obamacare – which was initially intended to be the main feature of President Barack Obama’s signature health care law – has experienced significant issues since its Oct. 1 launch.
The president recently tried his hand at humor as he invoked another aspect of the health law’s wobbly launch: the error-prone HealthCare.gov website.
“I wanted to go in and fix it myself, but I don’t write code,” he said to scattered laughter.
Obama also apologized last week for millions of Americans having their current health plans cancelled due to Obamacare.
Obama administration officials are now also facing mounting questions about whether they cut corners on security testing while rushing to meet a self-imposed deadline to launch online health insurance markets.
Documents show that the part of HealthCare.gov that consumers interact with directly received only a temporary six-month security certification because it had not been fully tested before Oct. 1, when the website went live. It’s also the part of the system that stores personal information.
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