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No one in Jimmy Kimmel’s audience says they’ve signed up for Obamacare

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      Jamie Weinstein

      Jamie Weinstein is Senior Editor of The Daily Caller. His work has appeared in The Weekly Standard, the New York Daily News and The Washington Examiner, among many other publications. He also worked as the Collegiate Network Journalism Fellow at Roll Call Newspaper and is the winner of the 2011 "Funniest Celebrity in Washington" contest. A regular on Fox News and other cable news outlets, Weinstein received a master’s degree in the history of international relations from the London School of Economics in 2009 and a bachelor's degree in history and government from Cornell University in 2006. He is the author of the political satire, "The Lizard King: The Shocking Inside Account of Obama's True Intergalactic Ambitions by an Anonymous White House Staffer."

Jimmy Kimmel asked his audience Tuesday night to raise their hands if they’ve signed up for Obamacare. No hands went up — at least none visible to the human eye.

“Really?” Kimmel responded, while cracking up. “Well, they claim that more than 3 million people have now signed up on healthcare.gov website. Maybe they have. I don’t know.”

He then aired a video sketch mocking the government’s Obamacare implementation problems.

It’s possible that Kimmel’s producers asked everyone in the audience to keep their hands down as part of the gag. Who knows? Either way, it’s clear Obamacare continues to be a late night punchline.

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