Video: “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on how ObamaCare hoses young adults

posted at 5:21 pm on January 15, 2014 by Allahpundit

Via Newsbusters and Ace, who’s spot on about what makes this noteworthy. It’s not the novelty of a late-night show goofing on ObamaCare. That’s not novel; Leno does it every day. The novelty lies in a show aimed at younger adults emphasizing that Democratic welfare programs do in fact have winners and losers, and more often than not Kimmel’s audience is on the wrong side. Obscuring the reality of winners and losers was the whole reason for the “if you like your plan” lie and a big part of the reason why Obama tends to decorate his redistribution arguments with references to Warren Buffett and other extreme cases. The success of the liberal agenda depends upon convincing people that someone else will pay for it. The Kimmel skit here strikes at the heart of that.

I’m a fatalist about young voters, though. (It’s a byproduct of eeyorism.) It’s true that ObamaCare’s failures have moved the needle with that group, especially among the post-recession 18-to-24 crowd, but I think there’s a reverse “What’s the Matter with Kansas?” effect among that demographic that keeps them reliably Democratic on election day. If you’re a young adult without a nest egg who’s just starting to pay attention to politics (or not starting to pay attention, as America’s many low-information voters do not), a party pushing a liberal social agenda and promising to fix all manner of social ills by getting Warren Buffett to pay for them must sound super. No surprise that Democrats win the 18-to-29 demographic election in one presidential election after another after another after another after another. Maybe O-Care’s the straw that breaks the camel’s back on generational wealth transfers from young to old — even George Will thinks the program assumes too much about the “mass irrationality” of youth — but I’ll believe it when I see it.


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Outstanding!!!

I am hoping he gets enough positive response to turn this into a continuing sketch.

Up next …

“Grandpa shows you video of the colonscopy YOU paid for!”

PolAgnostic on January 15, 2014 at 5:23 PM

pretty good stuff coming from an Obama cheerleader

and Allah I think your spot on re: the 18-24 crowd…I still am ashamed of that Carter vote. He looked so humble in that sweater.

DanMan on January 15, 2014 at 5:26 PM

Jimmy, tell your CPA to get all your files in order.

Murphy9 on January 15, 2014 at 5:27 PM

PolAgnostic on January 15, 2014 at 5:23 PM

true fact. What used to be a $20 copay is now $520. Same doctor, same insurance, same hospital. It all changed on 1/1/2014. Next year we’ll lose the insurance, doctors and hospitals too.

DanMan on January 15, 2014 at 5:29 PM

Used to be in that demographic – voted for Reagan and Bush 41.

Midas on January 15, 2014 at 5:32 PM

Wait till you break your arm and have to pay your $6000-$10,000 annual deductible before you start receiving “insurance” coverage.

That is going to do wonders for the economy!

Murphy9 on January 15, 2014 at 5:35 PM

Thank goodness I was never between 18-24 and did anything stupid.

STL_Vet on January 15, 2014 at 5:35 PM

New cultural dynamic: A blizzard of May-December marriages.

He looked so humble in that sweater.

DanMan on January 15, 2014 at 5:26 PM

Too bad his name is Jimmy instead of Ken.

BobMbx on January 15, 2014 at 5:36 PM

My first vote at age 18 was for Reagan. Never looked back.

Kafir on January 15, 2014 at 5:36 PM

I’m a fatalist about young voters, though. (It’s a byproduct of eeyorism.) It’s true that ObamaCare’s failures have moved the needle with that group,

Here’s the thing, Allah. obama is black. Especially with the white young crowd, black and/or gay is the in thing. The flavor-du-jour, if you will.

Somehow, I believe they will reliably revert to unreliable voters again. Unless the next nominee is a gay Hispanic.

I don’t see the young coming out to vote for a screeching, shrill shrew with a Chicaaago ayackccent.

Time will tell, I guess.

Lanceman on January 15, 2014 at 5:37 PM

What used to be a $20 copay is now $520. Same doctor, same insurance, same hospital. It all changed on 1/1/2014. Next year we’ll lose the insurance, doctors and hospitals too.

DanMan on January 15, 2014 at 5:29 PM

Uninsured, I just got a $300 bill to have my cholesterol checked (they threw in a PSA test and a couple others). Then last week the cost of my statin went up from $4 a month to $15 a month. I’m screwed.

The country is turning into one large doctor’s office. We provide and receive medical care. That’s it.

More and more medical care, with an ever greater cost, that provides a smaller and smaller marginal benefit for those who receive the care. It’s turning into a huge scam. If this is what it takes for me to live 2 years longer, I don’t want it.

Paul-Cincy on January 15, 2014 at 5:37 PM

More and more medical care, with an ever greater cost, that provides a smaller and smaller marginal benefit for those who receive the care. It’s turning into a huge scam. If this is what it takes for me to live 2 years longer, I don’t want it.

Paul-Cincy on January 15, 2014 at 5:37 PM

This is exactly the effect Obama is hoping for. How else to prove we “need” single payer?

KMC1 on January 15, 2014 at 5:44 PM

Anybody been fired over the Obamacare debacle, yet?

Christien on January 15, 2014 at 5:44 PM

The real brilliance of those ads is the association of Obamacare with– from an 18-24 year old perspective, understand– the gross creepiness of gerontological sex. Deliberate inversion of the oldest adage in the ad book: “Sex sells.” Not Obamacare sex.

de rigueur on January 15, 2014 at 5:46 PM

Paul-Cincy on January 15, 2014 at 5:37 PM

Check this out. Denninger discusses Obamacare in detail I haven’t seen presented elsewhere.

Ft. Walton Tea Party Speech 1-14

Murphy9 on January 15, 2014 at 5:47 PM

This is what you get when you are stupid enough put a patient-dumper and her hubby in the White House.

Christien on January 15, 2014 at 5:48 PM

My first vote at age 18 was for Reagan. Never looked back.

it was a very harsh lesson but I paid attention when the big man came back in 1980…

DanMan on January 15, 2014 at 5:50 PM

Democrats win the 18-to-29 demographic election in one presidential election after another after another after another after another.

Kids learn early on in elementary school that Santa isn’t real. Imagine their excitement when Democrats come along and debunk the supposed myth that Santa isn’t real – you really can and do get stuff for free. All you have to do is vote for it.

Fool me once shame on you.
Fool me twice shame on me.
Fool me three times or more and I’m a low info Democrat voter.

Mark Boabaca on January 15, 2014 at 5:52 PM

The real brilliance of those ads is the association of Obamacare with– from an 18-24 year old perspective, understand– the gross creepiness of gerontological sex. Deliberate inversion of the oldest adage in the ad book: “Sex sells.” Not Obamacare sex.

de rigueur on January 15, 2014 at 5:46 PM

These are their parents having sex. Nothing more ewwwww than that to a young person!

If you have ever seen Tosh.0 or Key & Peele (the two biggest cable comedy shows aimed at young people) they are pretty much nonstop jokes about sex and male/female genitalia. This really is what sells to this generation, apparently.

rockmom on January 15, 2014 at 5:52 PM

Where were you four years ago, Jimmy? This is not new information. Might’ve actually made a difference back then.

jdpaz on January 15, 2014 at 5:53 PM

but I’ll believe it when I see it.

Yup, I’m with you on this one.

AUINSC on January 15, 2014 at 5:55 PM

Kimmel is such a trailblazer.

Wigglesworth on January 15, 2014 at 5:58 PM

These are their parents having sex. Nothing more ewwwww than that to a young person!

rockmom on January 15, 2014 at 5:52 PM

Yup. The “ick-factor” for Obamacare just shot up about 100%. Now if the GRPs for these ads will do the same…

de rigueur on January 15, 2014 at 6:03 PM

Under 30′s too busy living in parent’s home, playing video games, social networking and stuff to worry about things like money and health care…

albill on January 15, 2014 at 6:07 PM

HA! That’s pretty much what Ocare is, that’s a fact. But this is no different than the old folks (like me) who’ve been paying into Medicare since the 60s when we were young and healthy.

scalleywag on January 15, 2014 at 6:10 PM

I don’t see the young coming out to vote for a screeching, shrill shrew with a Chicaaago ayackccent.

Time will tell, I guess.

Lanceman on January 15, 2014 at 5:37 PM

They sure didn’t in ’08. :-)

Rand Paul needs to paint a pot leaf on his bus. Anything to beat Ft. Marcy Park.

Punchenko on January 15, 2014 at 6:14 PM

Boyo, ACA got nailed!!

canopfor on January 15, 2014 at 6:19 PM

…a party pushing a liberal social agenda and promising to fix all manner of social ills by getting Warren Buffett to pay for them must sound super.

I’m sure it does. And, up until Obamacare, someone else did pay the bill. The problem is now they’re the ones tasked with paying the bill for not only those 65 and older on Medicare, but those 35 and older on Obamacare’s subsidized plans. Add that to the college debt they’ve accrued and can’t find a decent job to help pay it off, and they’re on the hook for a lot of their income.

BKeyser on January 15, 2014 at 6:21 PM

Speaking of ACA????:

Berkeley, CA, US
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Photo: Over 100 nurses protest in front of Alta Bates Medical Center in Berkeley, Calif., over proposed layoffs – @KTVU
see original on twitter.com
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https://twitter.com/KTVU/status/423591095730044928/photo/1/large

http://www.ktvu.com/news/news/local/over-100-nurses-protest-over-firings-alta-bates/ncp5K/

canopfor on January 15, 2014 at 6:24 PM

Jimmy, Jimmy, Jimmy, I’m sure you knew all of this in Nov 2012. I can’t even give you a “better late than never” because the damage is done. Even if Republicans kept the house and took the Senate and WH, the French-Republicans will never reverse the number one accomplishment of the first black-looking president.

Alabama Infidel on January 15, 2014 at 6:27 PM

I was a silly idealist when I was younger. But I never, EVER voted for a leftist. I could see through their lies. Even at 18.

jawkneemusic on January 15, 2014 at 6:29 PM

Um, too late?

hawkdriver on January 15, 2014 at 6:44 PM

Young SOCIALISTS love it when someone else is paying. When they find that THEY are paying………all bets are off!

GarandFan on January 15, 2014 at 6:59 PM

My first vote at age 18 was for Reagan. Never looked back.

Kafir on January 15, 2014 at 5:36 PM

My first election at 18 I voted for McCain (I live in AZ) in the Primary but sadly voted for Gore in the General…not the proudest moment of my life.

But I’ve also made it my mission to educate my younger brothers and their friends about history/politics/etc so I’ve at least opened the eyes of some of the younger generation.

nextgen_repub on January 15, 2014 at 7:21 PM

Ouch!

More please, Jimmy.

flataffect on January 15, 2014 at 7:33 PM

More and more medical care, with an ever greater cost, that provides a smaller and smaller marginal benefit for those who receive the care. It’s turning into a huge scam. If this is what it takes for me to live 2 years longer, I don’t want it.

Sounds like our colleges and universities.

Leftists ruin everything they get hold of.

Socratease on January 15, 2014 at 7:34 PM

When you’ve lost Kimmel..

I’ve been away for a while but had to comment on this. Funny stuff, and I imagine somewhat effective, but there is a big flaw in the punch line at the end of the first commercial, where it says to “read a newspaper”. That assumes that said “newspaper” would have informed them of the truth (and the lies) about Obamacare. From what I’ve seen, there are precious few “news” organizations that would have told them the truth about Obama’s lies over the last 6 years.

ornery_independent on January 15, 2014 at 9:00 PM

More and more medical care, with an ever greater cost, that provides a smaller and smaller marginal benefit for those who receive the care. It’s turning into a huge scam. If this is what it takes for me to live 2 years longer, I don’t want it.

Paul-Cincy on January 15, 2014 at 5:37 PM

Wellllllllllllcome to Canada or the UK.

Enjoy your stay. You won’t be there long!

kim roy on January 15, 2014 at 9:24 PM

Love it! Instead of Obamacare, I think we should have spent the money on sending all the 18-29′s to Naples, FL in the winter to see how all their SS deductions are been spent and they will never see a dime of it.

HellCat on January 15, 2014 at 9:45 PM

Oh, it’s just a few little website problems. Once those are taken care of, Democrats will be running on Obamacare.

Ed –
You mean the websites aren’t working perfectly on day one two three four five six seven eight nine ten eleven twelve thirteen fourteen fifteen sixteen seventeen eighteen nineteen twenty twenty-one twenty-two twenty-three twenty-four twenty-five twenty-six twenty-seven twenty-eight twenty-nine thirty thirty-one thirty-two thirty-three thirty-four thirty-five thirty-six thirty-seven thirty-eight thirty-nine forty forty-one forty-two forty-three forty-four forty-five forty-six forty-seven forty-eight forty-nine fifty fifty-one fifty-two fifty-three fifty-four fifty-five fifty-six fifty-seven fifty-eight fifty-nine sixty sixty-one sixty-two sixty-three sixty-four sixty-five sixty-six sixty-seven sixty-eight sixty-nine seventy seventy-one seventy-two seventy-three seventy-four seventy-five seventy-six seventy-seven seventy-eight seventy-nine eighty eighty-one eighty-two eighty-three eighty-four eighty-five eighty-six eighty-seven eighty-eight eighty-nine ninety ninety-one ninety-two ninety-three ninety-four ninety-five ninety-six ninety-seven ninety-eight ninety-nine one hundred one hundred one one hundred two one hundred three one hundred four one hundred five one hundred six one hundred seven
verbaluce on October 1, 2013 at 10:18 AM

(H/T NotCoach)

There Goes the Neighborhood on January 15, 2014 at 11:55 PM

Leftists ruin everything they get hold of.

Socratease on January 15, 2014 at 7:34 PM

Or, as I like to say, “This is why we can’t have nice things.”

GWB on January 16, 2014 at 8:51 AM

and Allah I think your spot on re: the 18-24 crowd…I still am ashamed of that Carter vote. He looked so humble in that sweater.

DanMan on January 15, 2014 at 5:26 PM

I know how you feel. I voted for McCain at 22.

blammm on January 16, 2014 at 9:27 AM

My first vote at age 18 was for Reagan. Never looked back.

Kafir on January 15, 2014 at 5:36 PM

Mine was Dole at 19. Suffice it to say, I did look back especially when Mr. Dole started hawking viagra and pepsi after the election.

oryguncon on January 16, 2014 at 9:29 AM

Sad irony is, reading newspapers (most are leftist) would not have increased voters’ awareness…

shinty on January 16, 2014 at 4:17 PM