Richard Simmons Gets Bizarre Trying to Sell Obamacare

Eagle Rising has your daily dose of humor covered because remember, “Laughter is the best medicine.” This time around that laughter is brought to us courtesy of 80’s fitness guru Richard Simmons. Out in California, Obamacare has been a huge bomb. The liberal elites on the west coast realize that if socialized medicine can’t make it there, it won’t make it anywhere, and they are pulling out all of the stops to try to make the unmitigated disaster that is Obamacare work.

Cue Richard Simmons, who appeared on the 6-hour long infomercial for Obamacare recently broadcast by Covered California. The infomercial was California’s attempt to reach out to young hipster Californians and get them to sign up for socialized healthcare.

Thank Heavens for the evil genius who came up with that idea. I wonder if it was in the quiet of his own thoughts that he developed the idea to have Richard Simmons compete in a dance-off with a contortionist… or if it was thought up in some group planning session. I’d like to think it was the former. It makes me feel good to think that somewhere in California some crazed television producer/writer is twirling his mustache laughing at the rest of us for having to sit through the train wreck that was the Get Covered California infomercial.

Whatever it was, we salute you California. You think up new ways to make us laugh at you every single day. You are amazing.

And oh by the way – If you want to torture yourself or a friend or perhaps a group of people that you no longer wish to be friends with, you can watch the entire infomercial here.

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Onan Coca

Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Romulus Marketing and Bravera Holdings. He's also the managing editor at,, and the managing partner at You can read more of his writing at Eagle Rising.
Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their five wonderful children.

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