Vampire Diaries Star Nina Dobrev Stars in Affordable Care Act PSA (VIDEO)
Vampire Diariesstar Nina Dobrev (Elena) is lending her celebrity to help promote the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare). She and Twilight’s Nikki Reed starred in a short PSA encouraging people to get covered before the registration period ends on March 31. Check it out!
The two-minute video shows Nina and Nikki enjoying a day of yoga and a night out on the town — until disaster strikes! The two injure themselves while trying to take a selfie, landing themselves with a $20,000 hospital bill as neither is insured. Sure, the tone of the video is hyperbolic, but the message is pretty serious: health care is expensive if you’re not insured, and the Affordable Care Act offers inexpensive options. Or, as the YouTube description of the video reads...
“Don't let a $100 night out with your friends cost you $20,000. The deadline to sign up for affordable health care is March 31st! If you miss that deadline, you can't sign up until January 2015. So, don't be a fool on April Fool's Day....go to www.healthcare.gov to find the health plan that's right for you. If you're in California, you can find your plan at www.CoveredCA.com #GetCovered.”
Unless you’re a vampire, of course — then, don’t worry about it. You’re immortal!
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The Vampire Diaries airs Thursday nights at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.
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