The Daily Show's Jon Stewart took another shot at President Obama for his statement that you could keep your health care plan if you liked your health care plan and you can keep your doctor, period, once the Affordable Care Act became law, and the recent caveats placed on that statement.
But his real ire was reserved for the opponents of the law, who have been lying about its effects. After showing a series of clips from Fox "news" where they're just outright lying and fearmongering about the law, Stewart let them have it.
STEWART: I mean I've got to say, and okay, the President was dishonest, but it is sort of weird that if this is the worst law known to mankind, so many people seem to feel the need to stretch the truth to attack it. If something is genuinely bad, just telling the truth about it should be sufficient. There's a reason 12 Years a Slave doesn't have zombies and vampires. It doesn't need them.
Not to mention that some of the arguments against The Affordable Care Act make no sense whatsoever.
Cue Fox favorite and serial liar Betsy McCaughey complaining about the new regulations in the health care law to the audience of The View, and trying to compare that to buying a car.
STEWART: So your point is why should the government set ten standards for health care, when they don't set ten standards for cars? Because guess what? This is the federal standards for automobiles. The reason is because the federal government sets at least fifty standard items that must be in either a Cadillac or a Honda, if they would like to be referred to as a car.
So my guess is you're going to be able to find some people who do not benefit from this law and some people who are actually burdened by this law, but don't pretend that the old system was Cocoon. "We won't ever get old and we won't ever die."
Seriously man, the insurance system before sucked.
After playing a series of clips reminding his viewers of what policy things were like before the ACA passed, Stewart wrapped things up with this.
STEWART: Now, I know you're justifiably worried about some of these new cases.
BOLLING: You know whose getting their insurance policies pulled out from under them? It's not wealthy people. It's poor people.
STEWART: But you can't pull that concerned s**t when this is the way you acted to the millions without insurance in the old system.
BOLLING: I'm not really sure why we need to revamp a multi-trillion dollar system, really to take care of a handful of people.
STEWART: Yeah, just a handful of millions of people. But I guess back then you were okay, because if you liked not having a doctor, you got to keep not having a doctor. Period.