President Obama delivering the 2012 State of the Union. (photo: AP)
29 September 13
The article below is satire. Andy Borowitz is an American comedian and New York Times-bestselling author who satirizes the news for his column, "The Borowitz Report."
n a blockbuster documentary to be broadcast tonight, the Fox News Channel alleges that Obamacare is "little more than a thinly veiled scheme to force Americans to live longer."
The documentary, called "The Ugly Truth About Obamacare," claims that President Obama "is cynically using the health-care law to achieve his true objective: raising the life expectancy of Americans without their consent."
"In America, how long you live has always been your own business," says the documentary's narrator, Sean Hannity. "Under Obamacare, though, it's the government's business-a government that wants you to live as long as humanly possible."
The documentary lays out a nightmare scenario of Americans being saddled with sky-high life expectancies for years to come.
In perhaps the most chilling prediction of the documentary, Mr. Hannity warns, "If Obamacare goes into effect, Americans will be forced to live as long as people in Finland, Denmark, and other socialist countries."
Speaking with reporters today, Mr. Hannity said he hoped that the documentary would be a "wake-up call about the secret agenda behind Obamacare."
"President Obama is playing God with American lives," Mr. Hannity said. "And if he stubbornly insists on making those lives longer, that could be grounds for impeachment."