United States Vice President Joe Biden posted a nostalgic #TBT image of himself at 26.
— Vice President Biden (@VP) July 31, 2014
While the photo gives us a peak into Biden's inner fashionista, the message was clearly not about the dressing style in his twenties. With the trend #GetCovered, top democrats along with Biden, are trying to convince younsters to sign up for health insurance.
Under the Affordable Care Act, young people stay on their parents' health insurance plans until the age of 26. The government needs healthy young Americans to buy coverage in order to keep premiums affordable for everyone. So if you were born in 1988, it's time to think about getting your own plan.
But the tweet managed to make make some ripples among the Twitteratti, impressing many young fans with how "foxy" Biden looked back in the day. It was retweeted over 1662 times and was favorited by 2,209 users in a day.
— Only4RM (@Only4RM) July 31, 2014
— Geneva Allen (@genevallen) July 31, 2014
— Meaghan Meyer (@meaghanfrony) July 31, 2014
Other Democratic luminaries, including his wife Dr Jill Biden, Valerie Jarriet, asssistant to the President for public engagement and intergovernmental affairs, Cecilia Munoz, director of the White House Domestic Policy Council and secretary of education Arne Duncan followed Biden's lead, posting pictures of their younger selves, adding #TBT to the existing campaigns #BornIn88 and #GetCovered.
— Dr. Jill Biden (@DrBiden) July 31, 2014
— Valerie Jarrett (@vj44) July 31, 2014
— Arne Duncan (@arneduncan) July 31, 2014
— Cecilia Muñoz (@Cecilia44) July 31, 2014
President Barack Obama, who is usually game for social media campaigns - refer "Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis", did not post any "TBT" pictures of himself but he did retweet Biden's post and urged everyone to "make sure you know your options to #GetCovered".
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) July 31, 2014