Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Tell A Friend - Get Covered Live Stream Event Thursday, Jan. 16,12-6 p.m.

Adam Levine is doing it. Olivia Wilde is doing it. Pitbull is doing it.  Want to join in on the conversation? On Jan. 16, actors, musicians, athletes and other influencers will come together to celebrate the Affordable Care Act and educate Americans about expanded healthcare coverage during a historic six-hour live stream event at

The event, taped at YouTube Studios in Los Angeles, will include interviews, performances, and more from a range of personalities, as well as stories from people who have directly benefited from the Affordable Care Act.

Confirmed hosts inculde former MTV personality Quddus and YouTube sensation Hannah Hart. There will be discussions with government officials and health experts (Peter Lee, Mary Sue Milliken, Quincy Jones III) addressing questions about health care and the Affordable Care Act posed live via Twitter. There will be live performances from six acts. And there will be some hilarious live skits: Richard Simmons Dance Off vs. Nathan Barnatt; Grace Helbig will teach Hannah Hart tricks to get free healthcare; Alphacat will be appearing live; and Taryn Southern will host Social Update desk.

Under the oversight of experienced producers and directors, the broadcast has been elaborately fitted as an extensive variety show combining the wits of Saturday Night Live-type skits and educational segments. Elements of social media have also been heavily integrated into the show to contain live updates from Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Vine, and more. 

Covered California, partnered with Enroll America and other state health exchanges is leading this live broadcast. Maker Studios, an extremely popular multi-channel network on YouTube will be providing much of the talent. Content is also provided by Funny or Die, which has created a number of viral videos featuring celebrities including Jennifer Hudson, Olivia Wilde, and Elizabeth Banks. YouTube Studios is lending a hand in providing space, technical expertise, and distribution.

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