Oliver Presents 5 Years Of Conservatives Wrongly Declaring ‘The End Of Obamacare’ (VIDEO)

June 29, 2015 7:19 a.m.

With Obamacare emerging intact last week after the Supreme Court ruled in its favor, John Oliver found it appropriate to revisit the past five years of apocalyptic predictions from conservatives declaring “the end of Obamacare” was near.

From Rep. Steve King (R-IA) to Fox host Andrea Tantaros, the montage on Sunday covered the doomsday hype from conservatives, from the law’s inception all the way to last week.

“It could happen next week in the United States Congress,” King said in 2011. Three years later, CNBC was drawing up graphics of the word “Obamacare” splayed on a hospital bed getting jolted by a defibrillator.

And, of course, no reel of botched predictions would be complete without an appearance from Dick Morris.

Watch the clip, courtesy of HBO:

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