Michelle Obama urges young 'knuckle heads' to get health insurance

McClatchy Washington BureauFebruary 21, 2014 

First Lady Michelle Obama made her debut on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon -- warning that accident prone young adults need to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

"A lot of young people think they're invincible," Obama told Fallon. "But the truth is, young people are knuckleheads. They're the ones who are cooking for the first time and slice their finger open. They're dancing on the bar stool."

She said young people could get insurance for less than $50 a month -- "less than the cost of gym shoes."

Added Fallon, "Healthcare.gov is the website, if you haven't read about it in the news."

"It's working, it's working," Obama interjected.


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