Comedians have had a field day poking fun at the troubled rollout of the Obamacare website HealthCare.gov. Now, one Midwest insurer is getting in on the act.
Iowa-based Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield is running a series of lighthearted commercials in Iowa and South Dakota, where it is the largest provider of individual insurance, that show a patient encountering problems at the doctor's office.
In one of the more slapstick spots, he can't get a container open while he's desperate to be able to provide a urine sample.
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"Things don't always work like they're supposed to," the narrator says. "Good thing the government exchange website isn't the only place to buy health insurance."