Jimmy Kimmel on Obamacare vs. The Affordable Care Act

(CBS News) As someone who covers entertainment and viral videos all day long, I am not going to pretend that I totally understand Obamacare, but I kind of hoped that the general public knew more than me (since I choose to stay out of politics as a rule), but this clip from Monday's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" demonstrates that we really don't know what we're talking about when it comes to this healthcare initiative. Watch the segment titled "Six of One" above, posted on Kimmel's YouTube page, and be prepared to be disturbed.

This clip seemed particularly timely in the midst of all this government craziness, and it just seemed to scare me more. Were you shocked that people knew so little about Obamacare? Or that Obamacare and The Affordable Care Act were the same thing? Now, I know that this "data" is not scientific in the least, and they definitely chose clueless people on purpose, but it's still a pretty shocking indication of what most people probably know and think.

But what I do like best about Kimmel, and the way he handled this social experiment is that no matter how dumb he may make people look, he's always a good sport. As the woman who really seemed clueless on the segment was in the audience, and the late night host joked, "Welcome stupid people, you have a home here with me." Always keeping it light, that's what I like to see.

  • Lesley Savage

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