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Seahawks Stars Lend Hand to Obamacare

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Seattle Seahawks' Richard Sherman celebrates with Seahawks fans after an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. The Seahawks won 35-6. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)Ross D. Franklin / AP

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With the NFL playoffs now in full swing, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman is looking to cover more than just wide receivers.

Sherman, along with Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, appear in a HealthCare.gov video encouraging Americans to sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act exchanges.

“When your health or the game is on the line, nothing is more important than quality coverage," Sherman says.

The deadline to sign up is Feb. 15, and interest from young people is essential for the Obama administration to meet its enrollment goals. It is why the Department of Health and Human Services has relied on celebrities to promote Obamacare, the most notable example being the president's appearance in a FunnyOrDie.com video last year.

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