ABC’s Rachael Ray hosted Vice President Joe Biden for a pre-taped interview which aired on Monday March 31 to push people to sign up for ObamaCare before the midnight deadline.
Ray began the segment by beaming that Biden had “The most glowing, perfect skin of any person I’ve ever seen” before telling the Vice President “I really want to know what moisturizer you use. I love moisturizers, my husband is a moisturizer as well. Would you tell me what moisturizer you use?” [See video below.]
After proving that she’s a Biden sycophant, Ray proceeded to advertise for ObamaCare by noting that the law “is such an important resource for Americans and I just thank this administration for doing this.” The ABC host continued to cheerlead for the law and hyped how:
I just really hope that young people that are watching. Anyone in this room, if you know someone that isn't covered. I hope that young people take it serious enough to get online today and get signed up. When you're young, you feel strong, you feel invincible, but it's so important to take advantage of this, right?
As the segment concluded, Ray once again begged her audience to sign up for ObamaCare by promptly doing the White House’s bidding: “Please guys go to Healthcare.gov. You can sign up today. Get on that line and get your extension.”
See relevant transcript below.
March 31, 2014
10:00 a.m. Eastern
RACHAEL RAY: I’m so excited to start today's show, joining us live from the White House, we have a very special guest. Please welcome for the first time to our show, Vice President Joe Biden. Hi, Joe.
JOE BIDEN: It’s good to be with you Rachael, it’s good to be with you. In Washington I'm known as Jill's husband.
RAY: Yeah, well around here you might be that, too, because she's come in person, we got to get you here.
BIDEN: I would love to be there.
RAY: We'll work on it. It was so nice to see you. I saw you at the first lady's birthday party. And I was going to ask you a question, but I got a little nervous, because it’s a little personal. I have to ask you, though, you have the most glowing, perfect skin of any person I've ever seen. I really want to know what moisturizer you use. I love moisturizers, my husband is a moisturizer as well. Would you tell me what moisturizer you use?
RAY: Now listen I want to make time to talk about Healthcare.gov because today is the deadline right?
BIDEN: That’s right. Today is the deadline, and I think everyone will be really surprised and pleased how well this has turned out. But I want to say one thing Rachael. Anybody who is in line now, anybody who is on the web in-person being interviewed and/or on the telephone, they are able to even if the deadline closes, to stay in line. They can get into the system. It is a little bit like people,when the polls close at 8 and there’s 100 people waiting, they get to vote. And so I think people are going to be really, really surprised how well this has turned out.
RAY: So really the important thing is to get in line today and get yourself in that queue, right?
BIDEN: Get in the queue now. Get in the queue there’s still time today.
RAY: Can I just say that in my own family, my brother was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. He was dropped from his health insurance when he hit a healthcare cap. He has a small child. My mom and my sister went online to the site and used it as the resource to find the people in our community and they found the right healthcare for my brother and his child. It is such an important resource for Americans and I just thank this administration for doing this.
BIDEN: There are 126 million people in America with a pre-existing condition. Many of them have health insurance through their companies, but if they lose their job, they're out of luck if they lose their job, they're in trouble. Now under this administration, no longer can they be denied coverage because they have a pre-existing condition.And the peace of mind that that brings to your brother your family, the peace of mind that brings to the millions of people who could not get coverage before is amazing.
RAY: I just hope the young people I'm getting teary because it's very emotional for our family.
BIDEN: It is personal.
RAY: I just really hope that young people that are watching, anyone in this room, if you know someone that isn't covered, I hope that young people take it serious enough to get online today and get signed up. When you're young, you feel strong, you feel invincible, but it's so important to take advantage of this, right?
BIDEN: It is. Let me say something, any young person listening, if you don't need this for your peace of mind, do it for mom, do it for your dad, get health coverage. Do it for mom. Do it for mom.
RAY: Do it for the family. If something happens it’s catastrophic for the whole group, you know.
10:09 a.m. Eastern
RAY: Listen thank you so much for giving us so much of your time today. It was wonderful to visit with you. We’ll see you here soon. Thank you so much to Joe Biden for chatting with us. Please guys go to healthcare.gov. You can sign up today. Get on that line and get your extension.