Baltimore Ravens Get $130,000 to Promote Obamacare
The state of Maryland is paying the Baltimore Ravens $130,000 to promote Obamacare.
According to documents obtained by Judicial Watch, a government watchdog organization, The Maryland Health Connection—Maryland’s Obamacare exchange—is paying the Ravens $130,000 to tout the alleged benefits of Obamacare.
According to a sponsorship agreement obtained by Judicial Watch, the Ravens will advertise the Maryland Health Connection during radio broadcasts of Ravens games and the team’s other radio and television productions, which air on WBAL Plus, Comcast SportsNet, WBAL Radio AM 1090, and its FM sister station 98Rock WIYY.
The Ravens also agreed to promote the Maryland Health Connection on the official team website, Facebook page, Twitter feed, and signage at M&T Bank Stadium.
According to an email, Maryland officials and the team even arranged to have the Ravens mascot Poe at a public relations event for Maryland’s Obamacare exchange, but the mascot was delayed due to traffic.
Over the summer, the National Football League had rebuffed the Obama administration’s overtures to the league seeking assistance in promoting the Affordable Care Act.
Perhaps the Ravens and Obamacare are the perfect partners. Much like Obamacare, the Ravens offense is full of glitches. They’re having trouble scoring touchdowns and the exchange is having trouble scoring enrollees.