Obama uses selfie stick to urge Americans to sign up for health care by Feb. 15 deadline

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Friday, February 13, 2015
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A new video shows President Obama isn't above making fun of himself to drive a message home.

The president is featured in the clip reminding Americans that the deadline to sign up for Obamacare is Sunday, Feb. 15.

In it, the president and a man posing as a presidential aide take turns mugging in the mirror, searching for the perfect selfie angle and thanking Obama for their inconsequential problems.

This isn't the first time the president has used humor to promote his health care plan. Previous videos included actor Zach Galifianakis and comedian Stephen Colbert.

People who don't enroll by the Feb. 15 deadline may face a fine of $325 or 2 percent of the income on their 2015 taxes.

Enrollment events are planned across the area, right up until the deadline. For more information, visit GetCoveredIllinois.gov.