Brace yourself for an involuntary face palm — or maybe enlightenment, depending on your basic understanding of the Affordable Care Act, which Republicans and Donald Trump intend to dismantle.
Jimmy Kimmel sent his camera crew to Hollywood Blvd. this week to ask Americans if they prefer the ACA or Obamacare.
In case you’re beginning to ponder that question yourself, stop right now. They’re both the same thing. And this is the second time Kimmel has carried out the social experiment. The results are just as unflattering for those surveyed as they were the first time.
“Affordable Care Act,” one woman said. “I’m not the biggest fan of Obama, so I don’t support him in the Obama things that he’s got going on. I’m actually really excited for President-elect Donald Trump.”
On the flip side, one young man said, “I support Obamacare,” while another man thought Obamacare is “more affordable for the less fortunate.”
Here are some other responses, which you may find hilarious or infuriating.
“I believe that Obamacare, the premiums are too high, so people are going to end up paying more, so I believe in the Affordable Care Act,” another man said, and proceeded to make himself look like an even bigger fool after the interviewer summed up his views that the ACA is more affordable than Obamacare. “Right, correct. Which is obvious, based on the name.”
Another woman also said she likes the ACA more than Obamacare simply because she doesn’t like President Obama. When confronted with reality, she’s speechless.
MVP of the segment goes to the stoner at the end. “You know, I’m kinda like — can you repeat the question?”
When asked “how stoned” he is, the young man clarified, “Pretty stoned.” For the record, he preferred Obamacare because “Obama’s pretty tight.”
Watch the video above.