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Obama acts in humorous video in support of his healthcare reform

February 13, 2015, 16:45 UTC+3

The video has become a hit in the Internet having earned several million views

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US President Barak Obama

US President Barak Obama


NEW-YORK, February, 13. /TASS/. The US President Barak Obama has acted in a humorous video for the American Internet News Agency BuzzFeed.

The video named “Things everyone does but doesn’t talk about” shows “the preparation for an interview” of the President and the BuzzFeed journalist.

In the video Obama rehearses his performance in front of the mirror, puts out tongue, makes his wife Michelle’s sketch in a notebook, tries to dunk a cookie in a glass of milk, makes selfies with a monopod and plays basketball with an imagined ball.   

The President has accepted to act in the video in exchange for BuzzFeed advertising Obamacare program which is of great importance for Obama. The web-site has posted a hyperlink to gain the information about the program.

The video has become a hit in the Internet having earned several million views.

What is Obamacare?

Obamacare program came into force January, 1 in 2014. It is aimed at the majority of American citizens receiving medical care of high quality and an appropriate insurance cover.

The implementation of the program provoked a surge of debates in the US. Particularly, Americans were outraged by much more expensive medical insurance. According to the law all the citizens and permanent residents of the US had to obtain insurance.

However, there are still a lot of people who are not ready to pay for it and think they will manage without insurance policy and are able to pay once for a medical appointment in the case of emergency, even if it is more expensive. Such a point of view is mostly widespread among young people without serious health problems.

Obama himself confessed that the false start of the program was his main fail in 2013. The President claimed that he had met his advisors each 2 or 3 weeks and had demanded to do their best for easier usage of the offered services.

The Republican opposition tried to torpedo the healthcare reform. The House of Representatives, where Republicans have the majority of seats, adopted the draft law changing the program. Thirty Democrats also voted for the changes having violated the party discipline on personal grounds.   

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