So, Obama actually appeared on Zach Galifianakis’s Between Two Ferns skit on the dying Funny or Die website to plug healthcare.gov…yes…I’m not kidding. Our celebrity-in-chief has time to do nonsense like this instead of more important Presidential matters like dealing with Ukraine turmoil and playing golf.
The skit was actually pretty humorous as Galifianakis zings the President with several of his criticisms on drones, Obamacare, the IRS scandal, and even his birth certificate. And yes, I realize he is trying to ridicule conservative/libertarian talking points. Although Between Two Ferns hasn’t been funny for several episodes now, this was obviously yet another push by big lib Will Ferrell, who is responsible for Funny or Die, to help the President with his failed healthcare signature bill. Ever since Ferrell finished his heavy marketing for the mildly successful sequel Anchorman 2, he has been full campaigning for both Barack Obama and the first lady’s Let’s Move initiative.
If you have to do viral marketing for a law that no one wants…perhaps you’re making bad laws. This is a pretty low point for our government, although the drive-by entertainment crowd will think it’s the best thing since sliced bread.
We’ve always known that the goal of the so-called Affordable Care Act was to usher in a government-run, single-payer system. Even the architect of obamacare said recently that you can get ready to “kiss your insurance company goodbye forever" as a result of the law.
But that’s not exactly how the law was sold to the American people by Democrats, is it? What was it they said again? Oh yeah, “this law is for the poor, uninsured people who can’t get insurance.” If that’s the case, it’s miserable failure even by its own standard. Apparently on 1 in 10 eligible, uninsured people have bothered to sign up.
From the ultra right-wing, obamacare-hating, small-government folks at WaPo:
The new health insurance marketplaces appear to be making little headway in signing up Americans who lack insurance, the Affordable Care Act’s central goal, according to a pair of new surveys.
Only one in 10 uninsured people who qualify for private plans through the new marketplaces enrolled as of last month, one of the surveys shows. The other found that about half of uninsured adults have looked for information on the online exchanges or planned to look.
Just to reiterate, only 1 in 10 have purchased insurance and, of the rest, only “about half” even plan on perusing the site to look at prices.
Furthermore, notice that this information comes from private surveys, not from actual sign-up data provided by the federal government. Why is that, you ask? Because, this:
Wait. What? Wasn’t that the entire point of the law? And you don’t think that collecting data to determine its success might be something that you should be doing?
The list of unbelievable disasters regarding Obamacare grows longer every day. This law needs to be repealed.
What’s truly unbelievable is that I still get this same reply (almost verbatim) from liberals supporting the ACA
More and more uninsured Americans finally have access to affordable health care and are finally insured for the first time in their lives.
They’re repeating a lie propagated from the White House. They’re lemmings.
Granted Bush left office with the economy in a deep hole, but Obama’s recovery over the last 5 years has been pretty damn weak despite how much of our money he’s spent trying.