Last month, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) took to the floor of the Senate to declare the all of those Obamacare “horror stories” you keep hearing are “untrue.” While that was taken by some as a bit of an overstatement, there is one prominent ad from conservative advocacy group Americans for Prosperity in which people who are definitely actors share their completely made up Obamacare “horror stories.”
“The ad isn’t based on anyone’s real story,” Stephen Colbert explained Monday night. “It’s based on everyone’s fake story.” To combat all the misleading information out there, Colbert found his own Obamacare horror story from a totally real Louisiana resident who was definitely not legendary actor Sir Patrick Stewart.
Asked directly if he is an actor pretending to have had a bad experience with Obamacare, “Chuck Duprey” told Colbert, “No, I have never trod the boards, I am an average American Joe who prefers to crack open a domestic beer and watch the NASCAR.” From there, the man described the devastating moment that he monthly health insurance premium went through the roof. He only had to break character a handful of times.
Watch video below, via Comedy Central:
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