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Hey, everyone —

President Obama loves basketball — he loves to play the game, and he loves to watch it at all levels.

And every March, just like millions of college hoops fans, he sits down to fill out his bracket. It’s something of a ritual around here — and in the years when Georgetown’s been knocked out before the Sweet 16, the President couldn’t wait to give me a hard time for picking them to advance.

But basketball isn’t the only important thing happening this month: Open enrollment ends in just 14 days, and we need your help getting folks covered.

So as you’re filling out your basketball bracket, we put together another bracket — featuring the 16 “sweetest” reasons to get covered. And yes, for good measure those reasons come with animated GIFs of cute animals, because the Internet loves GIFs of cute animals (and why not?).

By helping to decide the winner, you’ll also be spreading the word to millions of Americans about the importance of getting covered. Vote on your favorite reason — and we’ll tally up your votes all week.

March 31 is the last day to sign up for health insurance in 2014, and there are plenty of reasons to get covered:

Thanks to the health care law, women can’t be charged more than men for the same care. And no one can deny you health care coverage because of a pre-existing condition.

Those are just a few reasons that more than 5 million Americans have already signed up for coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace.

Vote for your favorite reason:




Dan Pfeiffer
Senior Advisor
The White House

P.S. — We’ll throw in a sweetener, too. Vote, then tell us your #GetCovered story and we’ll send you an email when we put out President Obama’s 2014 bracket.

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