President Obama has joined the question and answer site Quora to answer questions about the Affordable Care Act, as the March 31 deadline looms to sign up for individual health insurance under the law.
Quora is a platform where experts and public figures can provide meatier answers to people’s questions. It provides more space than say, a tweet.
Obama became the first “verified” user of the site, and so far he has answered questions like, “How will ACA affect how young people make career and job choices?” USA Today says the White House confirmed that Obama himself wrote the answers to the questions: “As we continue our efforts to enroll as many Americans as possible for quality, affordable health insurance ahead of the March 31st deadline, the President’s goal is to meet people – especially young adults – where they are.”
The move is part of Obama’s outreach campaign to encourage the uninsured to buy health care plans through the ACA’s exchanges. Also on Monday, Obama was interviewed by Univision radio show, “El Bueno, La Mala, y El Feo,” telling listeners, “Latinos are most likely not to have health insurance. And the problem is if you get in an accident, if you get sick, or somebody in your family gets sick, you could end up being bankrupt. You could lose everything you have because you’re trying to pay off the medical bills.” Obama also recently appeared on the comedy show “Between Two Ferns” hosted by Zach Galifianakis.
USA Today reports that some of the other public figures to get verified accounts on Quora today are Mark Cuban, Ashton Kutcher, Sheryl Sandberg, and Cory Booker.