‘SNL’ hits Sebelius, HHS for abysmal Healthcare.gov launch
On Saturday’s broadcast of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” Kate McKinnon played Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in the show’s cold open and took on this month’s Obamacare rollout, which has been plagued by website troubles since its launch.
“Hi, I’m Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of health under President Obama. Now, a lot of folks have been talking about our new health care enrollment website — how it’s been crashing and freezing and shutting down and stalling and not working and breaking and sucking,” McKinnon’s Sebelius said. “Well, tonight, I have a number of friendly tips to help you deal with those technical problems. For example, have you tried restarting your computer? Sometimes it helps to turn the computer off, and then turn it back on. We don’t know why, it just does. If our website still isn’t loading properly. We’re probably just overloaded with traffic. Millions of Americans are visiting HealthCare.gov, which is great news. Unfortunately, the site was only designed to handle six users at a time. So if you’re in a rush, consider using our low-res website with simpler fonts and graphics.”
She also pointed to a number of websites linked to HealthCare.gov meant to supplement the website experience, some of which had pornographic themes.
“We also have links to a number of doctor-themed pornographic websites that should help you pass the time,” McKinnon’s Sebelius added. “Sites like Doctors Without Boundaries, Bang Ambulance, WebM Double-DDs and Blue Cross Blue Balls.