|Obama pitches his health care plan on Funny or Die
Updated Mar 11, 10:14 PM
NEW YORK - Zach Galifianakis brought the ferns, and President Barack Obama opened a new avenue of presidential communication.
The president urged young people to sign up for the new health care plan through an appearance posted Tuesday on the comic website Funny or Die, bypassing the news media and even previous favorites like TV talk show titans Jimmy Fallon and David Letterman.
The website was briefly the number one source of referrals to Healthcare.gov, the Obama administration said, with some 19,000 people navigating directly from the video to the health care website in the first few hours.