Health insurance industry trade groups opposed to President Obama’s health care reform bill are paying Facebook users fake money — called “virtual currency” — to send letters to Congress protesting the bill. […]
Instead of asking the gamers to try a product the way Netflix would, “Get Health Reform Right” requires gamers to take a survey, which, upon completion, automatically sends the following email to their Congressional Rep:
“I am concerned a new government plan could cause me to lose the employer coverage I have today. More government bureaucracy will only create more problems, not solve the ones we have.”
Business Insider: Health Insurers Caught Paying Facebook Gamers Virtual Currency To Oppose Reform Bill
(via William Gibson)
I’m curious whether the answers to the survey have any impact on whether it sends a letter to congress.