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Make money by creating Obamacare video

September 12, 2013: 5:05 PM ET

Want to earn some cash? Create a video explaining why younger Americans need health insurance.

The Obama administration is doling out $30,000 in cash and more than 100 prizes in a video contest aimed at attracting young people to the Obamacare insurance exchanges. This demographic is considered key to the exchanges' success because the young are usually healthier than the general population. Their enrollment will help lower premiums for everyone.

The government teamed up with the advocacy group Young Invincibles to get the word out. On Thursday, the Early Bird winner was announced. Jason Girouard from Brimfield, Mass., will pocket $1,500 for his video called: "We are not invincible. We are human."

There's still time to enter. Contestants have until Sept. 23 to submit videos. Enrollment in the exchanges begins Oct. 1.

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Tami Luhby
Tami Luhby
Senior writer, CNNMoney

Tami Luhby is a senior writer at CNNMoney and covers income inequality, state fiscal problems, unemployment, housing policy and other economic issues. Luhby previously covered personal finance for Newsday and banking for Crain's New York Business.

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