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A new online web series from an anti-Obamacare group takes conservative scare tactics to a whole new extreme.
One video, which almost plays like an mini-horror movie, portrays a young woman who has "signed up for Obamacare" and is visiting her gynecologist. As her real doctor leaves the room, leaving her in the stirrups, a person in an Uncle Sam mask pops up to take a look.
"Don't let the government play doctor," the ad warns. "Opt out of Obamacare."
Chris Moody at Yahoo! News first reported the series Thursday morning. Another video is targeted at young men, with Uncle Sam snapping on a surgical glove (see above) to perform what viewers are led to think will be a rectal exam.
The ad's sponsor, Generation Opportunity, is "a free-thinking, liberty-loving, national organization of young people," its website says. According to Yahoo! News, the group has financial ties to the billionaire Koch brothers. It will also be launching a television ad campaign and college campus tour this fall, expected to cost $750,000, to discourage young people from enrolling for health coverage through the Affordable Care Act.