2014 might be the year Healthcare.gov reaches its goal of enrolling seven million people, but 2013 will be remembered as the year the federal online health insurance site enrolled six.
From "monkey court" to "If you like your heath plan you can keep your health plan" to the 41st. House of Representative's vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act, enjoy these out-takes of comic relief that made health insurance the most talked-about product of 2013.
And have a happy, dare we say, healthy, 2014.
May, June, July, August, Sep. ... The House of Representatives brought the vote to repeal or defund Obamacare up to 41 times.
"House Speaker and good soruce of beta carotene John Boehner is holding this vote for the best possible reasons: 'Come on, mom, the older Congress got to vote against Obamacare, it's not fair. Why can't we new repreresentatives have hollow partisanship! What am I gonna tell my friends?" -- The Colbert Report.
October 1: Out of millions of visitors, Healthcare.gov managed to enroll six on opening day.
"The ObamaCare website won't be accessible at night due to maintenance. And it won't be accessible during the day due to 'it sucking.'" –Conan O'Brien
"It seems when you type in your age, it's confusing because it's not clear if they want the age you are right now, or the age you'll be when you finally log in." –Jay Leno
October 24: "No, I will not yield to this monkey court or whatever." Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ) slammed the House Energy and Commerce Committee during its hearing on HealthCare.gov's botched launch.
"There was some good news today for embattled Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Obamacare will cover all her injuries after the White House throws her under the bus. She is totally covered." –Jay Leno
Throughout October: Just when things couldn't be worse for the President's healthcare roll-out, insurance companies started sending out policy cancellation notices to millions of Americans, bringing a 2010 Obama promise back to bite him. PolitiFact's 2013 "Lie ot the Year."
"President Obama said he is sorry that some Americans have lost their existing health coverage due to Obamacare. I think he's getting a little desperate. Today he said if you like your complete lack of coverage, you can keep your complete lack of coverage." –Jay Leno
"Many scam artists are trying to take advantage of the problems with the Obamacare website. Experts say you can tell it's a scam site if you enter your information and it quickly and efficiently signs you up for healthcare." –Conan O'Brien.
Within minutes the Washington Post was tracking the Photoshopped results.
@jaketapper and Washington Post photo
"The Obama administration asks Hollywood to work positive mentions of ObamaCare into its TV shows and movies. So AMCs new zombie drama is titled: “The Walking Dead But Not Due to Preexisting Conditions.” -- Conan O'Brien