Colbert And Sir Patrick Stewart Parody Obamacare ‘Horror Story’ Victims (VIDEO)

Comedian Stephen Colbert claims he’s found an real victim of Obamacare.

On Monday’s “The Colbert Report,” he slammed Republicans and outside groups for exaggerating or fabricating Obamacare “horror stories.” He singled out House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), who was criticized for playing up the premium increases a woman she called “Bette in Spokane” experienced in her response to this year’s State of the Union address.

So Colbert trotted out Chuck Duprey, a Louisiana worker who saw his health care premiums rise due to “fisherman’s foot” and swears he’s not an actor (but looks an awful lot like British actor Sir Patrick Stewart).

With coaxing from Colbert to “Act!,” Duprey performed a dramatic death scene where he succumbs to his condition with a plea to “repeal and replace!”

Watch below, courtesy of Comedy Central:

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