32 Celebrities Who Want to Sell You on Obamacare—and 5 Who Don’t

A bunch of Hollywood stars and pop-music icons want you to get pumped about the new health care law.

The Obamacare rollout is—to put it generously—not going so great. But at least Scarlett Johansson is still into it.

Over the past few months, the Obama administration has been active in celebrity outreach in their efforts to pitch the Affordable Care Act, particularly to young Americans. For example, a cluster of Hollywood celebrities, including Michael Cera and Kal Penn, gathered at the White House in July to brainstorm ways to help spread the word about the health insurance exchanges that opened up for business on October 1.

On Thursday, FoxNews.com published a story citing an unnamed “well-placed Hollywood agent” who claimed that many public-relations teams are advising their celebrity clients to take a break from promoting the ACA, due to problems surrounding Healthcare.gov. The White House did not respond to Mother Jones‘ request for comment on how they thought the campaign of celebrity Obamacare endorsements has been going lately.

Whether they’re making a difference or not, Obamacare has a large contingent of vocal celebrity fans. Here are all the famous actors and pop stars who want you to sign up for Obamacare:

1. Jennifer Hudson:

 

2. Olivia Wilde:

 

3. Lady Gaga:

 

4. John Legend:

 

5. Pearl Jam:

 

6. Gabrielle Union: On October 18, Planned Parenthood announced that the Bring It On star had recorded a special pro-Obamacare phone message for them. The message is used as a hold message at Planned Parenthood health centers to remind callers about Obamacare eligibility. Here’s the audio, provided to Mother Jones by Planned Parenthood:

 

7. Scarlett Johansson: She, too, made a Planned Parenthood Obamacare message:

 

8. Aisha Tyler: As did Tyler:

 

9. Rosario Dawson:

 

10. Pharrell Williams:

 

11. Emily VanCamp:

 

12. Connie Britton:

 

13. Amy Poehler:

 

14. Nina Dobrev:

 

15. Kate Bosworth:

 

16. Verne Troyer:

 

17. Taye Diggs:

 

18. Sarah Silverman:

Sarah Silverman #getcovered

 

19. ‘N Sync:

 

20. Alyssa Milano:

 

21. Mia Farrow:

 

22. Justin Long:

 

23. Nikki Reed:

Nikki Reed #GetCovered

 

24. Kerry Washington:

 

25. Sophia Bush:

 

26. Emmanuelle Chriqui:

 

27. Jaime Pressly:

 

28. Elizabeth Banks:

 

29. Katy Perry:

 

30. Marlon Wayans:

Marlon Wayans #getcovered

 

31. Jason Derulo:

Jason Derulo Obamacare tweet

 

32. Mark Ruffalo:

 

Okay, there are a few others, but you can check them out here. Now, here are some celebs who want you to be very angry with Obama and his socialist Obamacare:

 

1. James Woods:

 

2. Ken Wahl:

 

3. Adam Baldwin:

 

4. Stephen Baldwin:

 

5. Jon Voight:

These examples were harder to pin down, as you could probably guess.

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