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Will Obama's 'Between Two Ferns' appearance boost healthcare.gov?

Funny or Die affordable care act video

Courtesy Funny or Die

President Barack Obama is a guest on the show "Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis" on the Funny or Die website to "plug" the Affordable Care Act.

Finally, to the video that's been blowing up the internet, President Obama's appearance on comedian Zach Galifianakis' "Between Two Ferns."

The Funny or Die video got millions of views yesterday, and some of those viewing went to to check out the real reason the President showed up, healthcare.gov. 

New Obamacare enrollment numbers were released yesterday. Last month, about 940,000 people signed up for healthcare plans, that figure includes about 140,000 new enrollments through Covered California.

The new numbers for February bring the total to about 4.2 million new enrollments since the sign-up period began in October. The administration's goal for signups by the end of the month is 6 million.

Sam Baker, health care correspondent at National Journal, recently wrote about this and joined us to talk more about the enrollment numbers.


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