Stephen Colbert Rips Obamacare Job Reductions: Next Up, ‘Death Panels and Elder Catapults’ (Video)

Comedy Central host can’t contain his excitement over projections that Affordable Care Act actually is a “job killer”

Last Updated: July 10, 2014 @ 6:51 PM

Stephen Colbert is overjoyed at the “horrible” news that Obamacare is now projected to cost full-time healthcare workers 2.3 million jobs by 2021.

During Wednesday’s show, the Comedy Central host gloated: “Nobody believed me when I said Obamacare was a job killer and now it is. It’s only a matter of time before they roll out the death panels and the elder catapults.”

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The Obama administration, which actually commissioned the study that found the estimated reduction, rebutted that the decline is mostly due to an expected voluntary choice of medical professionals, not a forced result of the Affordable Care Act.

But the explanation was more drawn out and boring than that, enough to put Stephen Colbert to sleep.

Watch the clip: