Andy Griffith’s Misleading ObamaCare Commercials Cost You $3 Million

Judicial Watch

Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has obtained documents from the Obama Department of Health and Human Services regarding a series of three Medicare television advertisements featuring actor Andy Griffith, which were deemed misleading by a number of press outlets, including the nonpartisan FactCheck.org. The Obama Administration spent $3,184,000 in taxpayer funds to produce and air the advertisements on national television in September and October of 2010 to educate “Medicare beneficiaries, caregivers, and family members about forthcoming changes to Medicare as a result of the Affordable Care Act.” According to the documents released to Judicial Watch:

“Mr. Griffith is featured in three Medicare television ads and provided his services to the government at no charge pursuant to a gratuitous services agreement. These three spots, ‘1965,’ ‘Music to My Ears,’ and ‘Cozy Chair,’ are only airing in September and October 2010. The production for the three advertisements cost $404,000; the total amount budgeted for the national media placement is $2.78 million, which breaks down per ad to $754,000 (‘1965’), $1,112,000 (‘Music to My Ears’), and $1,390,000 (‘Cozy Chair’).”

In press statements touting the new Griffith advertising program the Obama White House described its purpose….

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Comments

  1. I absolutly refuse to watch any Andy Griffeth reruns since he did those propaganda commercials!!!! It is absolute BS. I won’t eat anymore Ritz crackers either.

  2. Poor Andy Griffith It would seem the this man has reached the age of senility. To hawk ObamaCare is just insane . We can only hope for his sake that cozy chair he is speaking from is in a nursing home where he can't harm himself.

  3. Retired73 says:

    It pains me to see Andy stoop so low as to make a commercial that is totally untrue

  4. Burton Tyler says:

    I see red every time I see this senile old f— pimping Obamacare, and that was before I knew I was paying for it.

  5. BootumAll says:

    Has Andy weighed in on the controversy? I'll bet Barney is spinning.

  6. When a cancer becomes apparent in a body, the immediate concern is to remove it ASAP, to maintain a healthy, prosperous life. This administration is a cancer.
    We the people, represented by the congress, have legal means to remove elected officials who flagrantly abuse the powers given to them by we the people.
    Impeachment, resulting in removal of this president seems the only viable alternative that will allow this "God Given" country to restore the good character, integrity, honorable, and ethical behavior our Creator has blessed for over 200 years.

  7. bob the military man says:

    The Hollywood set needs to keep their fat mouthes shut. They don't have a worry in the world (MONEY) and they do not speak for me or many of my friends. A whole lot of hot air with nothing better to do!

  8. Edwardkoziol says:

    Just look at the old fool and you can see that this old goats seeks the attention he use to get when he was a big name star with the help of Barney Fife.I'll bet the taliban could get this yoyo to do a commercial for them saying what good people they are and they like Obuma just want to get along.Andy is running out of time and before he sees allah,he wants people not to forget him.

  9. Kenyacare gotta luv it after all it is communism and about the most ignorant waste of effort since the titanic tried to tackle an icecube

  10. You know this country is going to “Hell in a Hand Basket” when Andy Taylor from Mayberry becomes a socialist and lies for the stinkin’ liberals.

    • Inbred TeaBagger says:

      Yeah! We oughta collect all dem stinkin' LIEberals and sterilize 'em! That way they can't breed. I want my country back!! Keep government out of my Medicare!!!!

  11. I had heard Andy Griffith was a commie many years ago, and recently on Glenn Beck’s radio show. It looks to me that Joe McCarthy just drove the US commie infestation further underground. Now that we have a communist government and President, they have lost the fear of being outed.

    • Inbred TeaBagger says:

      Wow…the stupid, it burns!! You mental midgets crack me up, with your commies and your marxist thugs…you do realize you're full of crap, right? Oh noes! Obamanazi is coming to git me!

  12. john littlefield says:

    it was a waste of tax payer money and a waste of time.

  13. Inbred TeaBagger says:

    Good grief…it just steams your clams that there is a black man in the White House, doesn't it you racist oiece of sh*t. Screw you and your ignorant, small-minded fellow sheeple. You are a pathetic little person.

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