A new grassroots campaign launched by nonpartisan youth advocacy organization Generation Opportunity is encouraging young Americans to opt out of the Affordable Care Act’s health care exchange before it takes effect in January.
The campaign, promoted on social media with the hashtag #OptOut, aims to educate young adults on what the organization sees as the dangers of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, and point them to health care alternatives.
David Pasch, spokesman for Generation Opportunity, said the Affordable Care Act would have a high financial impact on people younger than 30.
Pasch said invasion of privacy is another focus of the campaign. He said the private information of individuals enrolled in the Affordable Care Act will go into a central data hub which government agencies will have access to — which he said could allow them to see the results of STD tests, pregnancy tests and tax information.
One of the more controversial points of the #OptOut campaign has been the release of two ads where “Creepy Uncle Sam” administers gynecological and prostate exams to two young people who have enrolled in the Affordable Care Act.