National Youth Enrollment Day is a movement that sends hundreds of organizations into the streets to help the 1 in 5 uninsured young people learn about their health-care options and sign up for coverage at HealthCare.gov. Going without insurance leaves young people without access to preventive care and vulnerable to potentially bankrupting illnesses like a cancer diagnosis.
Video of the Day
If you’re still not covered, there’s still time: The deadline to sign up for health coverage is February 15.
If you need more convincing, here’s a list of the funniest health insurance videos from across the Internet. (Click to view the full YouTube Playlist with video introductions from leaders across the country working on youth enrollment).
8. Save it for someone who cares.
Adam Scott is much too cool for health insurance. Who needs health care when Anthony Bourdain is your primary care physician?
7. Bizarre Richard Simmons dance-off.
That awkward time Richard Simmons started rubbing his thighs.
6. The presidential sneeze.
The leader of the free world proved his improv chops by turning a sneeze into a call to sign up for health care.
5. R&B jamz.
The world needs more singles about whole grains. This is our favorite track from the album.
4. Basics for Barbies.
Nothing beats putting on a pink wig and rocking a Nicki Minaj impression. Yo anaconda gonna get schooled by YouToober Chescaleigh.
3. The Colbert Report.
Remember when our president proposed fracking the elderly? And you wondered why gas prices are so low ... thanks Grandma!
2. Cool Pope does the Nay Nay on SNL.
In this "meta" SNL clip, Biebs, Kim Kardashian and the cool Pope all help the desperate Healthcare.gov team go viral.
1. Between Two Ferns.
The Internet is super weird. President Obama sat between two fake plants for an oddball online video and nearly a million young people went to sign up for health insurance in one day. Whatever works, right?
Kyle Pfister is the co-founder of Ninjas for Health, a public-health team exploring new ways to modernize health. The ninjas specialize in web tools that prevent disease, trainings that mobilize leaders to action, and online videos that inspire change. You can follow their adventures on Twitter and Instagram.