Will Ferrell and Pals: 'Save Our Health Execs'

'What's so American about competition?' asks snarky video pushing for public option
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 22, 2009 1:03 PM CDT

(Newser) – Will Ferrell thinks we need to remember the people who really matter in the health care debate: insurance executives. The comedian has produced a star-studded parody ad for MoveOn.org in which he and his fellow actors decry the evils of the reform movement. “Why is Obama trying to reform health care when insurance companies are doing just fine?” asks Ferrell, lamenting that executives won’t be able to afford “a mini zoo in your back yard.”

The video also boasts the talents of Mad Men’s Jon Hamm, Linda Cardellini of ER, Masi Oka of Heroes, Donald Faison of Scrubs and Olivia Wilde of House, among others, and ends by urging viewers to call congress and express support for the public option.