Obamacare Begins

  • Aired:  10/01/13
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Jason Jones compares the boring substance of Obamacare supporters with the punchy spunk of its conservative opponents. (5:27)

>> Jon: WE ARE BACK.

OBAMACARE, OBAMACARE INSURANCEMARKETPLACE IS OPEN ACROSS THE

COUNTRY TODAY BUT THERE ISA LOT OF CONFUSION.

JASON JONES REPORTS.

>> AFTER YEARS OF ARGUING APRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, A SUPREME

COURT RULING, 41 ATTEMPTS AT ACONGRESSIONAL REPEAL AND NOW A

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN, THEHEALTHCARE DEBATE COMES DOWN TO

TWO SIDES, THE BORING SUBSTANCEOF

OBAMACARE SUPPORTERS LIKE ANNEPHILLIPIC AND THE PUNCHY SPUNK

OF CONSERVATIVES LIKE GINALOWDEN.

>> WE ARE OFFERING QUALITYAFFORDABLE HEALTH COVERAGE FOR

MILLIONS OF AMERICANS ACROSS THECOUNTRY.

>> OBAMACARE IS DANGEROUS.

OBAMACARE IS A PONZI SCHEME.

>> THERE ARE OVER 41 MILLIONPEOPLE WHO STAND TO BENEFIT THIS

FALL WITH THE NEW HEALTHINSURANCE OPTIONS THAT ARE

COMING.

OBAMACARE, IS BAD FOR AMERICA.

>> OBAMACARE IS MORE LIKE OBAMADOESN'T CARE. >>SEE YOU ARE SO

MUCH BETTER THAN THEM ATREDUCING COMPLICATED

IDEAS INTO MEANINGLESSPHRASES. AS WE LIKE TO SAY

IN THE CONSERVATIVE MOVEMENT,WE CAN EXPLAIN IT TO

YOU, WE JUST CAN'T UNDERSTAND ITFOR YOU.

>> WELL THAT IS VERYCONDESCENDING.

>> WITH ONLY THREE MONTHS UNTILTHE LAW KICKS IN ALL THAT

MATTERS NOW IS WHO HAS THECLEARER MESSAGE.

>> STARTING OCTOBER 1ST, THEHEALTH INSURANCE MARKETPLACES

ARE GOING TO LAUNCH.

THEY ARE GOING TO BE REQUIRED TOCOVER THE

ESSENTIALS, YOU CAN'T BE DENIEDBECAUSE OF A PREEXISTING

CONDITION LIKE ASTHMA OR EVENCANCER, AND FINANCIAL

HELP IS GOING TO BE AVAILABLE.

>> THEY ARE OFFERING MILLIONS OFPEOPLE AFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE.

I AM TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHATYOU ARE OFFERING.

>> OH, WE HAVE A FREE MARKET.

THE PRIVATE SYSTEM HAS WORKEDREALLY WELL FOR A LONG TIME.

>> YOU KNOW NORMALLY I DO THESEINTERVIEWS AND I JUST

IRONICALLY NOD AND AGREE WITHWHATEVER THE PERSON IS SAYING

BUT, I DON'T KNOW IF I CAN WITHTHAT ONE. LET ME TRY AND

GET IN CHARACTER. OH.

YOU THINK THE EXISTING PROGRAMIS WORKING JUST FINE?

>> YES. RARELY EVER ISA NONFREE MARKET OPTION THE

REAL ANSWER.

I MEAN, UNLESS YOU WANT YOURANNUAL BREAST EXAM TO TAKE PLACE

WITH THE TSA.

>> NO.

I CAN'T DO IT.

I CAN'T STAY IN CHARACTER.

>> I'M SORRY.

I'M SORRY.

THAT'S JUST (BLEEP).

>> WHO IS RIGHT? AND WHO ISWRONG? THE ONLY WAY TO SETTLE

THIS MAJOR POLICY DEBATE IS.

>> LIKE WE ALWAYS DO.

WITH COMMERCIALS.

>> WE ARE ALL KIND OF PEOPLE.

WE ARE NEW YORKERS.

EVERYONE DESERVES AFFORDABLEHEALTH INSURANCE.

>> TO FIND OUT HOW YOU OR YOURBUSINESS CAN GET IT GO TO NEW

YORK STATE OF HEALTH.

>> IS THAT PRO HEALTHCARE ORANTI-HEALTHCARE?

>> IT IS -- IT IS --PRO>> FOR NEW YORKERS?

>> YES.

>> YOU DON'T SUGGEST HEALTHCAREIN NEW YORK? YOU TELL THEM.

>> AND THIS IS HOW. HI I'MHARVEY KEITEL. BUY SOME

(BLEEP) INSURANCE, NEW YORK.

WE HAVE BOTULISM, E BOLA, THREETYPES OF HEPATITIS AND THAT IS

JUST THE 6 TRAIN.

>> LOG ON AND SIGN UP YOU[BLEEP]

BECAUSE IF YOU DON'T, I WILLCOME AFTER YOU AND GRAB YOUR

LITTLE (BLEEP) HEAD AND BEAT(BLEEP).

>> THAT IS THE SHORT VERSION.

HE GOES ON LIKE THAT.

>> AND NOT TO BE OUTDONE THEANTI-OBAMACARE FORCES

HAVE THEIR OWN ADS.

IT IS A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT.

>> TAKE A LOOK.

>> AHH!

>> EFFECTIVE!

>> I AM ASSUMING IT IS AMETAPHOR.

>> WELL, SURE.

>> BECAUSE SHE IS NOT ACTUALLYGONNA GET RAPED.

>> I THINK METAPHORICALLY,OBAMACARE IS GOING TO DO SOME

REALLY UGLY THINGS.

WHEN YOU HAVE GOT GOVERNMENT INYOUR EXAM ROOM, I HAVE A PROBLEM

WITH THAT.

IT IS NOT THE PLACE OFGOVERNMENT.

THIS IS A PRIVATE AFFAIR,OBVIOUSLY.

>> IT IS A PRIVATE AFFAIR.

JUST THROWING THIS OUT HERE.

ARE YOU PRO-CHOICE?

>> AM I -- IT DEPENDS ON WHATISSUE YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT.

I THINK THE GOVERNMENT SHOULDUPHOLD THE CONSTITUTION WHICH

UPHOLDS A RIGHT-TO-LIFE.

>> I GET IT. IT'S UNCLE SAMESTAY THE HELL AWAY FROM MY

VAGINA UNLESS WE WANT TO DOCERTAIN THINGS WITH IT THEN GET

ALL UP IN MY VAGINA?

>> THIS IS SO CONFUSING.

THERE IS ONE MESSAGE FOR THEHEALTHY AND ONE FOR THE YOUNG

AND ONE FOR THE OLD. SO I FOUNDA SPOKESMAN WHO COULD EMBODY ALL

THESE DEMOSSO I MADE MY OWN COMMERCIAL.

>> HELLO, I AM JOHNNY KNOXVILLE,AND AS SOMEONE UNDERSTANDS HOW

YOUNG PEOPLE BEHAVE, I KNOWRIGHT NOW YOU FEEL -- (BLEEP)!

>> NOW I'M OLDER, AND A FATHER.

EVERYONE SHOULD BE COVERED.

>> ABSOLUTELY.

>> BECAUSE YOU NEVER KNOW WHENSOMETHING UNEXPECTED -- THEN

AGAIN, YOU ARE YOUNG.

WHAT IS THE WORST THAT CANHAPPEN? OH, NO! IF YOU DO OPT

OUTRESPONSIBLE ADULTS HAVE

TO PAY WHEN THE DO STUPID -->> OH! (BLEEP)!

>>WHY CAN'T IT BE SINGLE PAYERCOVERAGE?

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