Sebelius: We Saw A ‘Galifinakis Bump’ On HealthCare.gov

Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius on Monday said that even though President Obama was criticized for appearing on comedian Zach Galifianakis’ show “Between Two Ferns,” the interview helped with health insurance sign-ups.

“Well, we definitely saw the Galifianakis bump,” she said on HuffPost Live when asked if Obama’s appearance helped send people to the health exchange website.

“The website traffic surged once the ‘Between Two Ferns’ interview went on. But more importantly, what we’re trying to do is reach people in the language that they most understand. Certainly Zach reaches a certain audience,” she said. “As a mother of two 30-something sons, I know that they’re more likely to get their information on ‘Funny or Die’ than they are on network TV.”

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