Louisianan Chuck Duprey (actor Patrick Stewart) shares his frightening run-in with Obamacare

Stephen Colbert did a great takedown of the faux Obamacare horror stories the Republicans keep putting out there, and that keep getting shot down.

Colbert talks about “Betty in Spokane,” who was mentioned by the Republicans in their response to the State of the Union. Betty was shocked find out she was going to pay $700 more for her insurance under Obamacare.  Except, not really.

It seems that Betty didn’t bother actually checking the Obamacare Web site to see how much the plans actually cost, and to see if she was eligible for a subsidy.

You see, it was a matter of a principle for Betty, a woman who decided to complain about how expensive Obamacare is without actually checking how expensive Obamacare actually is.

Yes, principle.

The second half of Colbert’s takedown includes average American Joe from Louisiana, Chuck Duprey.  Who is actually famed British actor, Patrick Stewart, of “Star Trek” fame (among many other things).

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Patrick Stewart is just so great.


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  • cromagnan

    Obamacare is a shoe in thanks to Zach….:)
    Obama and Zach Galifanakis

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  • United Forces

    I’m in the same boat as you. Still have 348 staples in me from the life saving surgery I was able to have due to the ACA. The lies the Republicans tell are just that, lies. The real stories are only beginning to be told.

  • ComradeRutherford

    Patrick Stewart story, as told to me by a buddy. He was a stage hand at the venue.

    Back in the early 1990s, Patrick Stewart was doing a role in NYC’s Shakespeare In The Park, at the outdoor theater in Central Park. The lighting designer had put a color scroller on almost every light in the theater, each color scroller has a little cooling fan in it. There were over a hundred of these little fans whirring away when Patrick Stewart stepped onstage for the first rehearsal. He stopped and said, “What’s that din?” And that was the end of the color scrollers.

  • Bill

    I know nothing!

  • Lawerence Collins

    The ACA. Medicaid expansion saved my life! The real truth is finally starting to be told. After all the lies from the GOP and it’s Koch whores!

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