Stephen Colbert on govt. shutdown and Obamacare exchange launch

Stephen Colbert, as always, did a great job lampooning the GOP government shutdown, and especially Fox News’ horror at the launch of Obamacare exchanges.

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Colbert on Obamacare exchange Web site glitches: “Too many people signing up is always the surest sign that nobody wants it.”

Colbert on the federal government shutdown:

On Obamacare exchange launch:

Part II of Obamacare exchange launch:


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7 Responses to “Stephen Colbert on govt. shutdown and Obamacare exchange launch”

  1. BeccaM says:

    As I noted in another comment: Basically anything involving more than a single doctor’s visit.

  2. SkippyFlipjack says:

    I’ve never understood why the Democrats haven’t pounded this point home over and over — in our current system, a minor condition means you can’t get insurance for major ones, and an old major one means you can’t get insurance for any minor one. The GOP has no plan — none at all — to remedy this situation.

  3. SkippyFlipjack says:

    They were talking about the ACA on Marketplace the other day and had an insurance broker on the phone to talk about the impact on his business. When asked how he’d fare, his first comment was about how nobody was able to access the exchanges’ websites. If you’re banking your success on the superior competition’s first-day struggles, you’re probably in trouble.

  4. BeccaM says:

    Hayfever allergies (treated occasionally with Flonase) and migraine headaches (tried a variety of meds, none really help) are the reasons cited on my folder full of insurance company rejection letters dating back to 2003.

  5. BillFromDover says:

    Hell, the pregs is a pre-existing condition.

    How else is a greedy insurance company supposed to amass the funds necessary to pay enormous bonuses to their upper echelons without fucking over the hoi polloi?

  6. bkmn says:

    Allergies, a broken bone, seen a doctor for a fever or a case of the flu or for bad complexion/acne? OK, you might have a pre-existing condition and would be ineligible for insurance on the open market before the ACA.

  7. Indigo says:

    Funny as usual and insightful as well.

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