SNL Skit Mocks Obamacare Two Days Before NBC Lauches Specials on Health Care Law

Craig Bannister
By Craig Bannister | September 30, 2013 | 5:58 PM EDT

The latest episode of Saturday Night Live has a send-up of Obamacare that could've been written by Ted Cruz.

The skit pokes fun at a range of Obamacare flaws, ranging from its egregious complexity to its incentives to neglect basic hygiene and stay on your parents' health care plans until you're 26.

Ironically, the Obamcare-mocking skit aired on NBC just two days before the network launch of a week-long special series on Obamcare.

"Ready or Not, the New Healthcare Law" debuts on NBC tonight and will continue with reports on shows like "NBC Nightly News" and "Today."

In a press release announcing the series, NBC says:

"Ready or Not, the New Healthcare Law" kicks off on Monday, September 30th with results from a Kaiser Family Foundation poll, conducted in conjunction with NBC News, that details public opinion and awareness about the ACA. That evening, "NBC Nightly News" will air an interview between NBC News' Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Nancy Snyderman and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

"Throughout the week, Dr. Snyderman will invite the public to submit questions about what the laws mean for them using the hashtag #AskDrNancy.  Through a series of short videos aimed at social and digital audiences, Dr. Snyderman will respond to many of these questions directly."