Obamacare is definitely in the news and making waves this week. On Oct. 28 and 29, late night comedians Jimmy Kimmel, David Letterman and Jay Leno all joked about the Affordable Care Act and took swipes at its unsuccessful roll-out. Reuters said on Oct. 30 that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius apologized to Congress on Wednesday for the Obamacare website and called the roll-out “a debacle.” Tom Cohen from CNN emphasized that it was the first time someone in the Obama administration apologized for the “problem-plagued Obamacare website.” Regardless, late night comedians are having a field day with jokes about Obamacare. Here’s what Jimmy Kimmel, David Letterman and Jay Leno had to say about healthcare in America on Monday and Tuesday nights.
Jimmy Kimmel joked about Obamacare on Oct. 28…
We need to reallocate our nerds. Yesterday, the National Healthcare website died, lost connection with its status server, which meant no one could sign up for healthcare all day. It’s just the latest in a long line of problems with the site. President Obama today signed a temporary measure that supposedly will make it easier to sign up. From now on, anyone who gets to the level 350 on Candy Crush gets Obamacare.
David Letterman joked about Obamacare on Oct. 29…
President Obama’s got a Facebook account, and listen to this; it was hacked by the Syrian electronic army. When President Obama found out about it, he said, ‘Can you guys fix the Obamacare website?’
Jay Leno had a field day on Oct. 29 and made several jokes about Obamacare…
A lot of things are going on in this country right now. This is really a time for self-examination for all Americans. We have to learn to examine ourselves. You know why? Because it doesn’t look like I’m going to get any decent healthcare, OK? If you don’t self-examine yourself, you’re just screwed. So you better just cough and turn your head.
Despite the fact that President Obama has been saying that no one would lose their healthcare plan, now the White House has admitted that in fact many, many people will lose their plan. But there is a way you can keep the coverage you have. Become a member of Congress. Then, the taxpayers will pay for the whole thing.
The time you sign up for Obamacare, you’re eligible for Medicare.
The website is slower than a ticket scalper at a Jacksonville Jaguars game.
David Letterman even featured Obamacare in a Top 10 segment called “Top 10 Questions People Have About Obamacare.” Be sure to watch the video above and to the left for a good chuckle.
They may be in direct competition, but Jimmy Kimmel, David Letterman and Jay Leno all agree on one thing – Obamacare. It's certain to be the butt of many more jokes in many more monologues. “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” now in its tenth season, airs on ABC. “The Late Show with David Letterman” airs on CBS and “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” can be seen on NBC. All three shows air at 11:35 p.m. EST (10:30 CST) Monday-Friday.
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