This is a big week for national politics, and social media is full of people giving their thoughts on the Affordable Care Act (aka 'Obamacare') and the government shutdown. Both Lady Gaga and Pharrell give thumbs up to universal healthcare, and they want to make sure everyone gets covered.
Many people view universal healthcare as a basic human right, so you can see why they’d be excited. Lady Gaga naturally got super-stylish when she shared her pic about getting yourself covered by insurance:
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) October 2, 2013
Pharrell had the same written message on Instagram, but he looked pretty dressed down next to Gaga’s theatrical costume:
Both Lady Gaga and Pharrell gave notes encouraging people to check out healthcare.gov. Going to that website will give you a better idea of what’s going on. You can even watch a cartoon vid that talks you through what’s happening.
And if you’re wondering why Lady Gaga and Pharrell both specifically say #GetCovered, well, that’s a part of the #GetCovered campaign! This new campaign is all about spreading awareness and helping people figure out their new health insurance options. If you check out the site, it’ll guide you through things like why health insurance matters, what is covered, what happens if you’ve been denied health insurance before, and what prices things are. Lots of people have Q’s, and these sites have A’s!
What are your thoughts on getting covered, health insurance and what’s going on in politics this week?