It’s no secret that the Obamacare website roll-out has been an unmitigated disaster. Now the shocking news is coming out that young people aren’t signing up for health care plans, which means that the Affordable Care Act is quickly going to become financially insolvent.
As Jimmy Kimmel pointed out in a hilarious monologue this week, “The way insurance works is you need all the young healthy people to pay for insurance and not use it until they get old and unhealthy.” He also put together a spoof ad campaign to mock the youngsters that support Obamacare without actually signing up and paying for it.
“Alex” and “Martha” are approaching 60, and they take a lot of medications. They’re very grateful for the young people that don’t vote, because now they’re paying for her beta-blockers and his blood pressure medication and Levitra.
But wait! There’s more. This doesn’t have to do with Obamacare, but it does have to do with Medicare, which was basically the frontrunner for President Obama’s health care plan.
A government watchdog group recently reported that Medicare spent $172 million on nearly half a million penis pumps between 2006 and 2011. That’s right, fellow taxpayers -- you’re funding penis pumps. (Please insert appropriate Austin Powers joke about that not being your bag here.)
As the announcer in Kimmel’s faux ad said, “Next time, maybe pick up a newspaper.”
“A newspaper, FYI,” Kimmel tells the audience, “is like an iPad made of trees.”
Take a look and then try not to cry to the faded Obama poster on your wall.
Did you expect more young people to sign up for the health care exchanges?
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