Bradley Cooper helps to boost Obamacare enrollees

By Kyle Lubelski,

Actor Bradley Cooper is being hailed as a savior of Obamacare after President Barack Obama announced Tuesday that over 7 million people applied for the health care program by the March deadline.

According to Vanity Fair, Health and Human Services noticed a surge in enrollment after the release of the Zack Galifianakis interview with Obama during his webisode series Between Two Ferns. The idea for the hilarious confrontation was pitched by Cooper during the White House state dinner on Feb. 11.

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said in an interview with the Huffington Post, “Web site traffic surged once the Between Two Ferns interview went on.”

Politico reports that the Funny or Die video became the largest referral for HealthCare.gov following its March 11 release, reaching over 20 million viewers since.

The White House and others have sponsored many other efforts to reach the 7 million mark, including 300 radio plugs, 5,000 events, and a LeBron James commercial.

One of its greatest supporters, Bill Clinton, praised the accomplishment saying, “President Obama, the people who worked so hard to implement the law, and those who voted for it should be commended.”

This year, Cooper earned his second Oscar nomination, for his role in the film American Hustle.



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