Jimmy Kimmel was in rare form last night, slamming the low youth enrollment in Obamacare and wondering aloud why the administration expected that Millennials would be gung-ho to sign up. Quipped the comedian:
Why would they hope that? I don’t know. They expect young people to buy insurance the same time PlayStation comes out?
If you want young people to do something, all you have to do is tell them specifically not to do something, or give ten free lives in Candy Crush to the first subscribers.
The video, in which he also expresses his surprise that the federal government is funding penis pumps, follows:
In a related vein, the White House yesterday engaged in a little self-deprecating humor of its own, putting out this hilarious tweet:
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) January 14, 2014
You have to assume they were joking, right? After all, as James Taranto notes:
6% of those who “signed up for health coverage” are children under 18. The 30% includes that 6%. The figure everyone has been watching has been the number of young adult enrollees, which at 24% came in far short of the White House’s own benchmark.