By Sarah Ferris - 01/09/15 11:51 AM EST
The president is calling on a pair of National Football League stars to help rack up the points for ObamaCare coverage, as the clock ticks down ahead of the 2015 enrollment deadline.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and cornerback Richard Sherman are the stars of a video released by the Department of Health and Human Services on Friday, helping the administration pad its stats during this year’s crucial sign-up period.
“When your health or the game is on the line, nothing is more important than quality coverage,” Sherman says in the video.
“So make the right call, visit HealthCare.gov and get covered,” Wilson adds.
HHS will use the video to go on the offense for ObamaCare throughout the open enrollment period, spreading the video on Facebook and Twitter, a spokesman said.
Nearly 6.6 million people have already signed up for ObamaCare since the start of this year’s open enrollment on Nov. 15. The pace of sign-ups is expected to put the administration past its target of at least 9 million.
To get out the word about insurance sign-ups, federal health officials have also tapped the help of shopping malls on Black Friday as well as companies like CVS Pharmacy and 7-Eleven.
The 2013 Superbowl champs met with Obama at the White House last May. Shortly after, Sherman teamed up with first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle ObamaObama promises not to twerk at WH concert Ex-Arizona governor: Hispanic Dems 'don’t get out and vote' If Smithsonian ever includes Clarence Thomas, it should be alongside Anita Hill MORE to tout her anti-obesity program “Let’s Move” in a video called Let's Cook," which has attracted more than 800,000 views.