ObamaCare: #GetCoveredNow



Joshua Axelrod: Obama’s 10 Funniest Moments With Galifianakis

It was only a matter of time before Funny or Die’s “Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis” landed a high-profile interview subject. No, not small potatoes like Justin Bieber, James Franco or Jennifer Lawrence. They were all just warm-ups for the guest of the century: President Barack Obama, who took a break from running the free world to take on Galifianakis’s hard-hitting and inappropriate interviewer.

For once, it was Galifianakis who couldn’t take the heat. Every barb he threw the president’s way (“What’s it like to be the last black president?”) was returned with a healthy dose of snark from the usually stoic Obama (“What’s it like for this to be the last time you ever talk to a president?”).

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TPM: Obama’s Funny-Or-Die Appearance Driving Top Traffic To HealthCare.gov

President Barack Obama’s appearance with actor Zach Galifianakis on FunnyOrDie.com has made the website the top referrer to HealthCare.gov Tuesday, a White House official said. Tara McGuinness, a senior communications adviser who focuses on Obamacare, tweeted the news. The plug was the point of the interview, for which Galifianakis knowingly chided Obama. “Have you heard about HealthCare.gov?” Obama asked after Galifianakis inquired about his online browsing habits.

“Okay, here we go,” the actor lamented. “Let’s get this out of the way. What’d you come here to plug?” “I think it’s fair to say I wouldn’t be here with you if I didn’t have something to plug,” Obama cracked before touting Obamacare and its website. At the end of the video, a link to HealthCare.gov flashes on the screen. The video has been viewed nearly three million times, according to FunnyOrDie.com’s stats.

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President Obama’s hilarious appearance on Between Two Ferns. Good luck trying to imitate President Obama; GOP. Tell us how that works out for you. At this moment, the video has 5.4M hits.


White House: Twenty Reasons To Get Covered, Twenty Days Left To Enroll

As of today, there are just 20 days left to enroll in health care coverage at healthcare.gov before open enrollment ends on March 31. If don’t already have health insurance, head over to healthcare.gov to get covered now. You can compare your options based on price, benefits, quality and other features, and enroll in a plan that fits your needs and your budget. Six in ten uninsured Americans can get coverage for less than $100 a month. Preventive services like well-woman visits, cancer screenings, flu shots and more cost you nothing out of pocket. Health insurers are prohibited from charging women more than men for the exact same coverage.

It’s illegal for insurance companies to charge more or deny coverage due to a pre-existing condition.Birth control for women is covered with no out-of-pocket costs or co-pays. Insurance companies can’t cancel your coverage when you get sick. All plans must cover essential health benefits including outpatient care, hospital visits, prescriptions, and more. Because accidents happen, and no one is invincible.  You can apply for coverage online at healthcare.gov. on the phone by calling 1-800-318-2596, in person (find local help here) or by mail (download the application to mail in here) — the whole process takes most people about 15 to 20 minutes.

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Funny Or Die: GIFs From The Barack Obama Between Two Ferns






108 Responses to “ObamaCare: #GetCoveredNow”

  1. 3 Nena20409
    March 11, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    I have now watched the FunnyOrDie POTUS video 3X today.

    NW you have been kicking some arse. Great Job!

  2. 5 jacquelineoboomer
    March 11, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    Thanks, NW. Congrats, LL.

    And to this:

    Stephen Hayes

    Smart GOPers would spend less time whining about Pres Obama’s willingness to do nontraditional media and more time imitating him.

    I say this:

    “Smart” GOPers?

  3. 6 jacquelineoboomer
    March 11, 2014 at 4:10 pm

  4. 16 Nena20409
    March 11, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    Congrats LL on your Gold.

    I am now listening to the Jay’s presser today.

    So this CIA activity charged by Feinstein happened during GW Bush? So as usual, she goes off and the AndreaM of the DC presenters run with the story and thereby neglecting to talk about the TalkFest at the senate last night. TThe woman should RETIRE, period!

    • 17 hopefruit2
      March 11, 2014 at 4:25 pm

      Feinstein alleged that in 2010 the CIA under John Brennan hacked into congress’ computers while they investigated the use of torture. Whether or not her allegations are true remains to be seen, but the media is already acting as though they know all the facts.

      So the media has yet another useless nontroversy to focus on – this is IRS, Benghazi, NSA, ACA all over again. Wash, rinse, repeat…

      • 18 Linda
        March 11, 2014 at 4:44 pm

        He was working at DHS in 2010….What is she talking about ?

        Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
        Assumed office
        March 8, 2013

        5th United States Homeland Security Advisor
        In office
        January 20, 2009 – March 8, 2013

        Director of the National Counterterrorism Center
        In office
        August 27, 2004 – August 1, 2005


        • 19 57andfemale
          March 11, 2014 at 4:51 pm

          The thing with the documents started in 2010, before Brennan and under Panetta, from what I gather. Brennan has dug down, re-classifying what had been in the computers originally and not making them available.

  5. 20 jacquelineoboomer
    March 11, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    OFA is pulling out all stops! Even dragging the Irish luck into it – Ha!

  6. 21 MadameSoph
    March 11, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    Nerdy Wonka, thanks so much for this and, especially, the last post. That Between Two Ferns video made my day! I sent it out to family and friends and my cousin said she heard excerpts on NPR this morning.

    I’ve seen other Between two Ferns clips and they were o.k., but not hilarious. This was by far the funniest, thanks to our President, who comedians have said could do stand up for a living if he wanted to. I think it was Seth Myers who said that those who do the White House Correspondent’s dinner gig, are a little intimidated to follow him.

    We have the absolutely COOLEST President of all time, anywhere!

  7. 23 donna dem 4 obama
    March 11, 2014 at 4:16 pm

  8. 25 jacquelineoboomer
    March 11, 2014 at 4:16 pm

  9. 26 donna dem 4 obama
    March 11, 2014 at 4:18 pm

  10. 27 hopefruit2
    March 11, 2014 at 4:22 pm

  11. 30 Nena20409
    March 11, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    How Many referrals to ACA.gov based on the appearance by the POTUS…….Ladies and Gents……these were The TYPE of idiotic questions asked of Jay at the WH presser today. Seriously?

    • March 11, 2014 at 4:41 pm

      Thanks NW and everyone for all of the “Between Two Ferns” tweets and references. This made my day. PBO never cease to amaze me. 🙂

  12. 32 hopefruit2
    March 11, 2014 at 4:30 pm

  13. 38 hopefruit2
    March 11, 2014 at 4:33 pm

  14. 39 Vicki
    March 11, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    I was out all day enjoying NYC’s gorgeous weather and came home to TOD. My what a busy day it’s been here, I see!

    POTUS with Zach G. demonstrates everything that has Utterly Defeated the GOP/TP. The coolest smartest sexiest man on earth is the President of the United States!!! The charisma oozing from PBO is not likely to be seen again in any country’s leader. What a letdown the next president will be. D or R—no one will come close.

    In other news: I saw a tweet saying if the R wins in Florida tonight it will be a significant sign of things to come. On the other hand
    If Alex Sink, the democrat wins, it will be an outlier, a fluke, something of no significance whatsoever.

    Democrats having to swim upstream fighting the tide. A 2014 big election would help to level the playing field.

    • 40 jackiegrumbacher
      March 11, 2014 at 5:11 pm

      Vicki, like you, I’ve been out and about enjoying this fantastically beautiful day, hoping to soak in all the sunshine and just store it in my skin cells. People will do anything to cover up for the R’s. They are never at fault and can do no wrong even as they bring down the country and the economy with every vote. We have to do every thing in our power to make 2014 a Democratic win.

  15. 41 Nena20409
    March 11, 2014 at 4:34 pm


    Over 4.2M now…..and Counting 😎

    The Obamacare recovery continued in February, according to new numbers released by the Obama administration Tuesday: 942,000 Americans enrolled in private coverage last month, bringing the total through five months to 4.2 million.

  16. 42 Vicki
    March 11, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo DINO Gov. of NY just announced that he has hired Susan del Percio Republican strategist and MSNBC contributor.

    • 43 jacquelineoboomer
      March 11, 2014 at 4:49 pm

      Do you know if it’s for his political efforts or at the State House? Sounds like he’s thinking of making a run in 2016 as some kind of pseudo “moderate.” Gag.

      • 44 Vicki
        March 11, 2014 at 5:01 pm

        Cuomo is following Christie’s playbook.
        Goal is to drive up the numbers in his re-election.

        In Cuomo’s quest for glory he is doing damage.

        • 45 jacquelineoboomer
          March 11, 2014 at 5:07 pm

          Heard yesterday he’s trying to put space between himself and deBlasio … not a good idea to me!

          I used to like Mario Cuomo (no longer) and Andrew’s no Mario. I’ve tried to cut him a break, but he sounds too angry and fake to me. Probably another politician with the “top my daddy” complex, like Bush and Romney – all we need is that! Not.

    • 46 Allison
      March 11, 2014 at 4:52 pm

      WTF! If he ever (which i doubt) becomes the Democratic nominee for President, it’ll be very, very difficult to vote for him.

    • 47 Linda
      March 11, 2014 at 4:52 pm

      I cannot stand Guomo ….I am glad I no longer live in New York State…

  17. March 11, 2014 at 4:40 pm

  18. 63 jacquelineoboomer
    March 11, 2014 at 4:41 pm

  19. 64 hopefruit2
    March 11, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    LOL – PBO still wants to think Sasha is 7 or 8. 🙂

  20. 66 Nena20409
    March 11, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    Reid Going after the KOCHroaches

  21. March 11, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    How great is today, guys? The butthurt over the Two Ferns video is soooooooo funny. Another reminder that, yeah, Americans still like President Obama. And they’ll watch him talk about anything. Even healthcare.

  22. March 11, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    Meanwhile, back to my regularly scheduled program, “The Rise and Fall of Governor Christie”

  23. 88 sabreen60
    March 11, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    I noticed on the video when President Obama didn’t want to laugh, it appeared that he may have clinched his back teeth because a knot came out on the side of his jaw. I’m going to look for this the next I see him talking to one of the wacko Republicans. 🙂

  24. 89 JER
    March 11, 2014 at 4:55 pm

  25. 93 hopefruit2
    March 11, 2014 at 4:58 pm

  26. 94 Nerdy Wonka
    March 11, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    • 95 CEB
      March 11, 2014 at 5:06 pm

      The Gap could not buy this kind of advertising for any amount of money. PBO is a business stimulus all on his own.

    • 96 No Child Left Behind
      March 11, 2014 at 5:41 pm

      May I announce to everyone that POTUS was at the GAP a block from where I work??? How cool is that. I am stopping there in my way home.

  27. 97 daisydem
    March 11, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    Between Two Ferns will gain viewers; the Gap will gain shoppers. Love it. It’s Obama’s fault!

  28. 98 57andfemale
    March 11, 2014 at 5:06 pm

  29. 99 Vicki
    March 11, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    What a day TOD!!

  30. 100 JER
    March 11, 2014 at 5:11 pm

  31. 101 hopefruit2
    March 11, 2014 at 5:11 pm


    Hope Boss doesn’t see them standing in the street like that… or maybe Boss himself/herself is standing in the street….LOL 🙂

    • 102 donna dem 4 obama
      March 11, 2014 at 5:42 pm

      When PBO came to the Five Guys Restaurant in my building back in 2009 the entire building evacuated as if we had had a fire drill or something. The building just emptied out onto the street. Mangers included 🙂

    • 103 No Child Left Behind
      March 11, 2014 at 5:47 pm

      Yes! A block from my job, and I didn’t know that!!!

  32. March 11, 2014 at 5:15 pm

  33. 106 hopefruit2
    March 11, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    HAHAHAhahaha…..Okay then…now we’re going to see an influx of pics/tweets, etc of heads of states between two “Ferns.” LMAO! 🙂

    • 107 Nena20409
      March 11, 2014 at 5:27 pm

      Imitation is the sincerest FORM of 😉 POTUS envy ;)….*cough* Flattery ❓

      Like that Irish song…..There’s no one like Barack Obama……..St Patrick’s Day is right around the corner too 😉

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