Just a few weeks ago Obamacare made Richard Simmons cry. Now Simmons — recently seen running around New Orleans doing Richard Simmons things — dancing to promote it. Go figure.
Get Covered, a partnership among state healthcare exchanges and the Obamacare missionary Enroll America, expertly fails to cater to young people. Its circus began Thursday with a dance-off between Richard Simmons and the contortionist Nathan Barnatt, overseen by the star of an Internet show whose premise is “drunk cooking.” How this is supposed to entice a 27 year old to pay $200 a month for health insurance, or even talk about it, is a question for the gods.
“What’s he doing?” Simmons exclaimed as Barnatt began to shake his body wildly.
“He’s extending his livelihood! That’s what he’s doing!” Hannah Hart, your host and creator of My Drunk Kitchen, responded in an endorsement of cardio.
Oh, c’mon. Is this seriously going to be one of those D-grade infomercials in which the participants force every line back to the bottom one?
“His moves are telling us something,” Barnatt whispered as Simmons took his turn.
“They are, and I think they’re saying, ‘Be flexible about your health insurance options,’” Hart responded.
Yes. Yes, it is.
The Obama administration really does get young people.