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Jimmy Kimmel Asks Strangers If They Prefer Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act, Confirms Your Suspicions That People Are the Worst

"Can you repeat the question?"


Three years ago, Jimmy Kimmel took to the streets to ask people which they thought was better, Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act. Spoiler for anyone who hasn’t been paying attention for the last near-decade: those are the exact same thing. “Obamacare” is simply a nickname for the ACA. That, of course, doesn’t stop people from having a whole bunch of really strong opinions about both, though.

Now, three years later, with Obama leaving office and the Republican-controlled Congress set to repeal the ACA, Kimmel went out once again to see if anything had changed—if, in a world that seems to have become only more aggressively divided, regular people were more knowledgable in the reasoning behind their opinions.

Answer: No, of course not.


Watch the video above, because it’s depressingly hilarious, but here are just a few reasons people give for supporting the ACA:

–It’s more affordable than Obamacare.

–One woman doesn’t like Obama so she doesn’t “support him and the Obama things he’s got going on.”

–Because “my girlfriend supports Trump, so I go with whatever she says.”


Reasons for supporting “Obamacare”:

–It’s more affordable than the Affordable Care Act.

–You see, with the ACA, you have to pay, but with Obamacare, Obama pays your medical bills for you. Neat!


What a weird world we live in that the incredibly stoned but unusually honest kid at the end is the hero of this video.

(via ABC, image via screengrab)

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