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12 Stock Photo Kids Who Are Super Happy About Obamacare Exchanges

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It's the first day of enrollment for the state-based Obamacare health insurance exchanges. While the effect on the rest of the economy remains to be seen, the market for delighted stock photo children is booming as the states scramble to throw up websites.

If you're looking for serious coverage of this really important policy issue, you should go here. But if you want to enjoy a sampling of kids who are totally exhilarated by their states' Obamacare exchanges, read on!

In New York, sweater vest kid is pumped:

New York

In Massachusetts, this dad and his cool watch are keeping a firm grip on a very excited little lady:

Massachusetts

In Rhode Island, this boy can't stop cheesing:

Rhode Island

In California, this girl is so thrilled she is in danger of throttling her mom:

california

In Colorado, Obamacare exchanges are actually launching children into the air unless their parents keep ahold of them:

colorado

The kid on the left is so excited about the Idaho exchange, he's vomiting:

idaho

In Maryland, this family is playing it cool, but you can feel their delight:

maryland

In Minnesota, this baby is so happy he's probably going to need a new diaper:

Minnesota

They busted out their best flannel and corduroy in Vermont to celebrate:

vermont

Another case of happiness-driven strangulation in D.C.:

dc

Come on, Hawaii. A ukulele? Really?:

Hawaii

And meanwhile, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is tweeting a kid who is so happy about Obamacare that he forgot the difference between hands and feet:

HHS
Via @robdelaney

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  1. All of these children are apparently *ahem* heroic mulattoes.

    1. Maybe not all, but it seems a very high percent. Isn’t that somehow racist? I’m not sure.

      1. I only saw the top three when I commented.

        Mixed children are really popular with advertisers for some reason.

        1. Advertisers seem to LOVE mixed race kids with coffee colored skin and “springy” hair that is exactly halfway between straight and nappy. They very rarely use full-on African Americans with dark skin and nappy hair. It’s their way of covering their backs on the diversity front, without wanting to alienate the white market. Nobody wants to use 100% African looking people in their ads unless it’s something marketed specifically at black people.

    2. What about this picture?

      http://goo.gl/bkFuUo

      You mean, there are still white women out there who will have sex with you unhyphenated white guys? Don’t they care about what people will think about them?

      1. In all fairness, we are talking about Vermont here.

      2. There are a few. More if whitey has an ivy league degree and can change his own oil.

  2. Doubleplus Good!

  3. Only biracial children need apply.

  4. Deadly serious question: In that middle photo, if the husband were to shoot a black person in a confrontation, would he be white?

    1. He’d be a white negro.

  5. Where’s Remy?

  6. Onest agin, gummint duz it fer the chilrun!

  7. Where’s the girl unmercifully teased because, due to high taxes, her Dad can’t get her orthodontia? Or the kid who lost his puppy because over-eager cops stormed the wrong house in the dead of night to serve a possession warrant? Or the kid made homeless because his Dad had to shut his business when the profits weren’t enough to install all the handicap-accessible features the community activists were demanding?

    1. Shhh! We only talk about the seen. Those things are unseen. They don’t exist. Quiet. K?

  8. This is fucking creepy.

    “OUR LORD AND SAVIOR BARACK OBAMA IS HALF-WHITE SO LET’S USE A TON OF PICTURES OF MULATTOES IN HIS HONOR!”

  9. Is that Tiki Barber?

  10. Yep, coming from someone who works in advertising, mixed race guy/gal with springy hair and crazy glasses is CATNIP for editorial approvers.
    Ugh. It’s so goddamn trendy and transparent. “I’m sticking it to the MAN, but I’m also crazy and into fun things!”

    Regarding that last picture in the group – that kid just saw a mandated ACA-compliant doctor who prescribed wearing shoes on his hands to combat orthopedic problems. Best care in the world!

  11. None of these goddamn children have helmets on!!!!!

    1. The one Tiki is holding certainly should!

      1. what with his penchant for fumbling and all…eh, never mind.

  12. Not enough gay infants. And where are the cripples?

  13. It must warm the hearts of the Reason staff to see how far their magazine has fallen into the hands of people whose racism so overflows that it cannot be left off the comments of even the most unrelated content. Long gone are the days of essays on the meaning of a passage from Locke, debate as to whether libertarians should support or oppose intellectual “property” laws, or *ahem* whether affirmative action was improper economic interference or legitimate payback for a property crime of historical proportions. No, now the magazine no longer has to tackle the philosophical underpinnings of the classical liberal philosophy, as it has certainty and hatred as its guide.

    1. “If you’re looking for serious coverage of this really important policy issue, you should go here.”

    2. You’re an uptight douche. Please point out the exact racism and hatred. Just talking about race isn’t racism.

  14. Long gone are the days of essays on the meaning of a passage from Locke, debate as to whether libertarians should support or oppose intellectual “property” laws, or *ahem* whether affirmative action was improper economic interference or legitimate payback for a property crime of historical proportions.

    Yeah, all those things really helped raise the number of libertarians exponentially.

    Also, you can’t seem to be able to discern between a magazine and a blog, so discussing anything about Locke with you would be a colossal waste of time.

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