POSTED: Monday, August 19, 2013 - 3:51pm
UPDATED: Monday, August 19, 2013 - 5:29pm
Austin, Texas (KETK) — Governor Rick Perry today issued the following statement on Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’ visit to Houston to promote Obamacare:
“If Obamacare were sound health care policy, Secretary Sebelius wouldn’t have to resort to video contests and prizes to tempt people to sign up. Texans are already subject to too much costly and burdensome federal regulation, and Obamacare only makes the problem worse.”
Perry's response comes in light of the HHS teaming up with a group called Young Invincibles to encourage the younger generation to enroll in the new "Obamacare" coverage plan.
The partnership was announced Monday urging youth to create videos to sway young Americans to sign up for the healthcare plan. The best "ObamaCare" video can win up to $8,500.
HHS has also reportedly partnered with the comedy website "Funny or Die" and multiple celebrities after a failed attempt to merge with the National Football League.