‘Grey’s’ Alums Patrick Dempsey and Kate Walsh Reunite in (Controversial) Cigna Ad

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The unique advert featured Patrick together with M*A*S*H’s Alan Alda, Scrubs’ Donald Faison, ER’s Noah Wyle, and House’s Lisa Edelstein.

Now, Kate is within the combine together with Doogie Howser, M.D.’s Neil Patrick Harris.

In this advert, actors say they don’t really know drugs however they do know drama.

“From scandalous romance…” Kate says.

“To ridiculous plot twists,” Patrick says. (Is that Grey’s shade?!)

These TV docs say we will keep away from drama by getting an annual check-up, and so they’re teaming up with Cigna to remind us to go see an actual physician.

Honestly, we didn’t count on to see Kate and Patrick share the display screen once more.

They appear completely pleasant, however they don’t appear to be pals.

For instance, when Kate hit up The Better Show in 2015, her interviewers requested her if she stored in contact with the McDreamy portrayer.

“I don’t, no,” she responded.

“But I have other people on the show that I’m pretty close with.”

Still, it appears like these former co-stars have been thick as thieves on the set of this Cigna advert.

“Kate’s fun, and her comic timing is amazing,” Patrick tells People in an interview about this reunion.

“We were always playful on set anyway, and then we would get serious, but this was fun just to be playful and to make each other laugh.”

Real-life docs, nonetheless, aren’t laughing.

After the primary advert hit airwaves in November, the American College of Emergency Physicians launched a parody model that took Cigna to job.

“Thanks to the insurance industry, emergency care is covered less and less, and patients are paying more and more,” one doctor says within the video.

“We are poking fun at Cigna to highlight a serious issue: the lack of fair coverage for value in emergency medical care,” ACEP President Rebecca Parker, MD, FACEP instructed Forbes.

“Many people don’t realize how little insurance coverage they have until they visit the ER, and then they are shocked at how little their insurance company pays.”

“The $9 million Cigna spent on an ad starring well-loved actors playing physicians would have been better spent on patients,” she continued.

“Emergency physicians battle laborious for his or her sufferers, who’re bearing an more and more giant share of the burden for his or her medical care.

“We encourage all patients to investigate what their health insurance policy covers and demand fair and reasonable coverage for emergency care.”

“Emergency physicians are there for their patients 24 hours a day, every day of the year,” the ACEP prez concluded.

“We can’t say the same for the insurance industry.”

Fair factors!

But Patrick and Kate could be forgiven, proper? We can’t count on TV docs to know a lot about real-life healthcare points, now can we?