Jimmy Kimmel: Do you prefer Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act?

Jimmy Kimmel, the late-night talk show, has become known for his man-on-the-street interviews where he exposes people’s ignorance on music, fashion, current events and other trends.

So on the eve of the Affordable Health Care Act rollout, he dispatched a camera crew to ask people in Hollywood: Which is better -- The Affordable Care Act or Obamacare?

Hilarity quickly ensues.

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Obamacare and the Affordable Care Act are, of course, one in the same. The former is merely the moniker for the new healthcare law, but that didn’t stop people from enthusiastically giving their opinion.

Here are some snippets from folks interviewed. (Their names weren’t given.):

Question: Which plan do you support? Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act?

Woman No. 1: The Affordable Care Act.

Q: What is it about Obamacare that you do not like?

Woman No. 1: I just think there are a lot of holes in it, and it needs to be revamped.

Question: What do you agree with, Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act?

Man No. 1: I’m more towards the Affordable Care Act...


Q: So the Affordable Care Act is still a better option than Obamacare?

Man No. 1: Yes, yes.

Person after person said they preferred the Affordable Care Act over Obamacare. At one point the interviewers asks a woman: “Do you believe an informed citizenry is essential to a democracy?” She says unflinchingly: “Yes.”

At the end of the video, the interviewer finally tells Woman No. 1 that the “two” laws are one and the same: “No they’re not. (Laughs). Thanks, you made me look stupid!” she responds, taking the fact in stride.



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