TV shows to include Obamacare propaganda?

It may sound like some far-fetched story from controversial radio host Alex Jones’ “Infowars,” but according to the New York Post, TV writers are being encouraged to include Obamacare propaganda in their shows.

The Hollywood Health & Society program is “the latest push to get Tinseltown to promote President [Barack] Obama’s Affordable Care Act,” Deadline says. A recent private grant will give scribes “up-to-date, relevant facts on health care reform to integrate into their storylines and projects,” a representative said.

According to the Post, “Breaking Bad” creator Vince Gilligan sits on its board. Paging George Orwell.

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