However, those numbers represent only a fraction of the visits to Funny or Die's website. Since Tuesday morning, the online video has racked up more than 12 million views.
In the online interview, Galifianakis jokes about Healthcare.gov, “Why would you get the guy that created the Zune to make your website?” The president goes on to plug the site, saying, “Most young Americans right now, they're not covered, and the truth is they can get coverage for what it costs you to pay your cell phone bills,” to which Galifianakis responds, “Is this what they mean by drones?”
This isn't the first time the White House has partnered with Funny or Die on videos that push Obamacare. In September, on the eve of open enrollment through the insurance exchanges, the comedy site debuted a video starring actress Jennifer Hudson, in which she traveled around Washington solving problems by telling people about the ACA and Healthcare.gov.
The videos are part of the administration's final push to reach a younger audience—the 18-to 34-year-old demographic that HHS needs to help offset costs of older enrollees—before March 31, the last day to enroll in health insurance coverage for 2014. Enrollment numbers released Tuesday showed that a quarter of enrollees to date are between 18 and 34, well below the administration's target of 33% to 40% enrollment for this demographic.
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