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Translation: “Is Hollywood plotting Obamacare’s next move?” asks Fox Business writer Kate Rogers.

Surely this big unwieldy character needs a new script. Recall, for example, that models parading through Denver in skimpy underwear strategically emblazoned with the motto “Are You Covered?” have been used to promote the cause. Along with the bespectacled hipster guy in the plaid jammies, and the raucous “bro-surance” outreach.

“This is part of ongoing outreach efforts to raise awareness about the benefits of the Affordable Care Act. We’re working closely with a range of groups across the country to reach the uninsured, and help get them enrolled in quality, affordable health insurance,” Aaron Albright, a spokesman for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, a federal agency, told the network.

POLL DU JOUR

64 percent of Americans have a favorable impression of South Korea; 11 percent have a favorable impression of North Korea.

53 percent of Americans say they view the possibility of conflict between North and South Korea as a “critical threat.”

57 percent of Republicans, 58 percent of conservatives, 59 percent of Democrats and 51 percent of liberals agree.

36 percent overall say the possibility of conflict is “important but not a critical threat.”

34 percent of Republicans, 30 percent of conservatives, 34 percent of Democrats and 40 percent of liberals agree.

8 percent overall say the possible conflict is “not an important threat at all.”

7 percent of Republicans, 7 percent of conservatives, 7 percent of Democrats and 7 percent of liberals agree.

11 percent overall have a favorable impression of North Korea.

Source: A Gallup Poll of 1.023 U.S. adults conducted Feb. 6-9 and released Wednesday.

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