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No Joke? Jimmy Kimmel Earnestly Promotes Healthcare.Gov By Rebranding it as TrumpCare

It is no secret that the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, is essentially a retooled version of what Republican Mitt Romney achieved when he was governor of Massachusetts. Barack Obama even once addressed Boston residents, saying “Your law was the model for the nation’s law.”

Liberals have long suggested that if Obamacare came from a Republican it would have been a beloved piece of legislation.

Jimmy Kimmel, former co-host of The Man Show, decided to test out this theory in a bit he aired last night, essentially rebranding Obamacare as TrumpCare, with all of bill’s features remaining intact.

“Enrollment just started, I think it started on November 1st, for the new healthcare plan and it actually has a lot of good stuff in it,” he said. “It covers pre-existing conditions. It has no lifetime caps. You can keep your kids on it and it is surprisingly affordable, especially for people making $50,000.”

“So, to the president I say, ‘good for you for putting this out there.'”

He urged Trump-leaning voters to “go to the website and sign up” if they don’t have health insurance, thus “fooling” folks into, uh, staying alive.

Open enrollment in the Affordable Care Act, which will cover 2018, started on Nov. 1 and will continue for just six weeks, ending on Dec. 15. More than 200,000 people signed up on the first day of enrollment, doubling last year’s figures. Additionally, more than 1 million people visited HeathCare.gov on the same day, which is a 33 percent increase in traffic compared to 2016.

Watch the clip above, via ABC.

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