An actor and former spokesperson for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida has joined Brave New Films and Sick For Profit in an ad in favor of health care reform.
Calling himself a “spokesjerk” he says his former job was to “sell you the worst product in American history: private health insurance.”
He also mentions Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) by calling attention to Nelson’s extraordinary contributions from the health care industry, and asks him to vote in favor of health care legislation with a public option. Nelson has favored the “trigger” option and recently voted against a public option, and has spoken out against one on numerous occasions. He also speaks favorably of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida often as well.
The actor from the ad says:
“This is the time when we have to say, ‘Which side are you on? The insurance companies or the American people?’ And for too long I’ve been on the wrong side of that.”