Obamacare Video Contest Voting Period Begins

It was supposed to start Oct. 1 but was delayed because the government shut down.

INDIO, CA - APRIL 23: Fans crowd surf in the audience during The Big 4 held at the Empire Polo Club on April 23, 2011 in Indio, California. 
National Journal
Clara Ritger
Oct. 29, 2013, 6:18 a.m.

The vot­ing peri­od for the Healthy Young Amer­ica Video con­test be­gins Tues­day and ends Nov. 11.

The prize amounts range from $1,500 to $3,000. Voters can sub­mit up to three votes per day, which could be lim­it­ing for some, as at least four video sub­mis­sions fo­cus on the link between be­ing un­in­sured and be­ing a zom­bie.

The video con­test is part of the na­tion­wide cam­paign to raise youth aware­ness about the in­sur­ance op­tions in the Af­ford­able Care Act.

Aware­ness of key pro­vi­sions in the new health law is low. A sur­vey by the Com­mon­wealth Fund, a non­profit re­search group, found that only about one in four adults ages 19 to 29 were even aware of the health law’s ex­changes.

More than 26 mil­lion Amer­ic­ans un­der 35 are un­in­sured, ac­cord­ing to Health and Hu­man Ser­vices De­part­ment 2012 es­tim­ates.

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