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Jon Stewart, Health Policy Wonk

By Diane Webber

January 24th, 2012, 11:13 AM

Who knew comedian Jon Stewart was worried about essential health benefits? Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius found herself in the middle of a surprisingly substantive interview Monday night on Comedy Central’s “Daily Show” — 16 minutes of full-on wonkery, about half televised and half for the Web audience only.

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon – Thurs 11p / 10c
Exclusive – Kathleen Sebelius Extended Interview Pt. 1
www.thedailyshow.com
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Keep watching this second clip at least until you get to the pantomime moment: That’s the biggest laugh line of the interview.

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon – Thurs 11p / 10c
Exclusive – Kathleen Sebelius Extended Interview Pt. 2
www.thedailyshow.com
Daily Show Full EpisodesPolitical Humor & Satire BlogThe Daily Show on Facebook

3 Responses to “Jon Stewart, Health Policy Wonk”

  1. Video only available to the U.S.

    :-(

  2. Rich says:

    Since many Americans are morons, they’ll never see the benefits of the Affordable Care Act over the long haul. How can they? The keep saying, “Obamacare cuts $500 billion out of Medicare”. Over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over. They can’t seem to get past that one point. QUESTION: Since when did the Tea Party ever care one iota about cutting funding to Medicare? If the Tea Party had their way, they would abolish Medicare tomorrow. The $500 Billion they are talking about is the much needed reform to funding for Medicare Part C (Medicare Advantage) which is high cost Medicare health care that’s over and above basic Medicare and is growing out of control because of insurance company corruption. Those who don’t understand health care reform are simply morons that have been listening to the Tea Party mantra for so long and drinking their “tea” for so long, they will never get it. Not in a million years! They do not have a clue and they have nothing better to offer except “repeal it”. Smart people get it! Smart people know that Obamacare will bend the cost curve over time. Dumb people keep calling Obamacare just another form of communism or socialism. Yeah, right! No wonder they are called morons!

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