Comedian Will Ferrell is getting pushback on Facebook about his pitch for President Obama's health care law.
The Anchorman 2 star posted a simple message on Facebook urging the 8.8 million who "like" his page to get health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare" as the law is widely known. He's seen holding a hand-drawn sign on a piece of cardboard that says: "#getcovered."
The White House, which has received support from scores of celebrities and athletes to get people covered under the health care law, retweeted Funny or Die's tweet about the Ferrell Facebook post.
But Ferrell is getting an earful from his Facebook fans about his health care post. Writes Jillian Taylor in her comment: "I don't believe my government has the right to force me to buy health insurance." And this from Mandy Nicole, who writes: "Bet you don't have to go through healthcare.gov!"
In all, Ferrell has received more than 4,200 comments on his health care post (many of them sharp and negative) and more than 18,100 "likes."