The HealthCare.Gov Video Tutorial (Metaphorically Speaking)

Posted on January 2, 2014 9:00 pm

This is a deliberate mockery of inept “how to” YouTube tutorial videos in general, but if HHS put out a tutorial on how to use HealthCare.gov, I imagine it would be approximately this useful:


[YouTube direct link] (Viewer #902,014)

Normally I don’t find sheer awfulness entertaining, but this works for me. There’s just something about the bubbly enthusiasm of the narrator, and the wincingly familiar attitude “it’s a terrible video, but I’m putting it on YouTube anyway, and my mom says I’m really clever, so everyone HAS to love it or they’re just being mean. I’m a special little snowflake!”

If it were any more realistic, the guy would’ve shot the video in a plaid onesie.

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5 Responses to “The HealthCare.Gov Video Tutorial (Metaphorically Speaking)”

  1. Dodsfall says:

    That is surprisingly similar to most “How-To” videos on the web. I prefer printed directions, but they are becoming more rare every day.

  2. SkyWatch says:

    I have nothing spiffy to say but dang that was funny.

  3. Harvey says:

    @1 – Mostly I agree, but there are some few projects for which a picture really is worth 1000 words, and some for which a video is worth 1000 pictures.

  4. Oppo says:

    So you are a red plaid onesie-phobe. Got it.

    [adds supercilious arched eyebrow]

  5. Doug says:

    I found that ‘how to’ video to be very helpful. Does it work with Coke cans?

    And thanks Harvey, @3! I look forward to plagiarizing that line in the future.

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