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Dailies | Adam Scott Pitches Obamacare as His Insane ‘Step Brothers’ Character (Video)

Fresh off the heels of Zach Galifianakis’ “Between Two Ferns,” Funny or Die is once again helping the president in final stretch of Obamacare enrollment

If you want to connect with young people, you have to speak their language: Niche pop culture references served up by lovable character actors.

Such has been the mission of President Obama and his brigade of media advisers over the last month, as they've sought to sign up the so-called “young invincibles” for health insurance in an all-out final stretch to make the enrollment targets set out for the Affordable Care Act.

See video: President Obama and Zach Galifianakis Grill Each Other On ‘Between Two Ferns' 

It began with an appearance by the president himself on Zach Galifianakis‘ “Between Two Ferns” faux talk show on Funny or Die — which raised traffic to the Obamacare website by 40 percent — and has shifted back to Adam McKay and Will Ferrell‘s comedy hub for a new video starring Adam Scott… in his very douchey character from the 2008 film “Step Brothers.”

Playing “Derek Huff” (not to be confused with DWTS’ Derek Hough) and bro'ing out with Mark Cuban, Scott explains just how “lame” health insurance is — a dude like him can drink a bottle of anti-freeze, get struck by lightning seven times and have 14 concussions and love it, man — and then eat his words when his fragile, carb-less body suffers a simple fall.

If only he was insured, right?

  • dso1

    Haha Believe what you like, but young people are turning to private entities like ESurrance to get their catastrophic coverage. These inane entertainers only serve to alienate themselves from the majority of Americans who do NOT believe in Obamacare.

    • DCGirl

      Obamacrap

    • Guest.

      How about you stop with your ignorance and stop calling it Obamacare. It is the Affordable Health Care Act.
      “The majority of Americans” already have health insurance so it is not that they “don't believe in it”, they already have it.

      • Steve45220

        How about you stop being so defensive? It's referred to as “ObamaCare” twice in the article. President Obama refers to it as ObamaCare. And yes, the majority of Americans do oppose it, not because they have coverage, but because it will do nothing to reduce medical expenses (as promised). Example: nothing about the ACA prevents an uninsured individual from using an emergency room as a primary care doctor's office. Hospital administrators advise the frivulous use of ERs are one of health care's biggest contributors to skyrocketing medical costs.

      • DCGirl

        Pfft…is that you, Obama? Well, then tell me this? I have insurance; and they told me I could keep my insurance. THEN, they told me I couldn't…that I had to buy Obamacrap. So there. Obama–or you–lied.

      • Honey Badger Don't Care

        Obama himself uses the term Obamacare.

  • amanda

    A ride in an ambulance should not cost thousands of dollars for anyone. that's lunacy wether you have health insurance, Obamacare or not…

    • Aquartertoseven

      It's mind boggling, it really is. I'm from the UK and we don't pay anything extra; healthcare is free for all, paid for by our taxes, just like any other public service, like how the police get paid. You Americans seem to be at the mercy of extortionists.

  • Andrew

    Great video, still not gonna buy it.

  • John

    I just lose respect from these actors… Stay away from politics.