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Jimmy Fallon mocks Obamacare sign-up numbers: 'It's amazing what you can achieve when you make something mandatory'

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Jimmy Fallon mocked President Obama's victory lap on Obamacare on Tuesday, after the president proudly announced that the healthcare.gov website received over 7 million sign-ups.

"It's amazing what you can achieve when you make something mandatory and fine people if they don’t do it and then keep extending the deadline for months,” Fallon said, as his audience applauded. “It's like a Cinderella story. It’s just a beautiful thing. You make everyone do it.”

Fallon also mocked the penalty leveled by the federal government if they didn't sign up for Obamacare.

“If you still haven’t enrolled, you might have to pay a penalty called the ‘Individual Shared Responsibility Payment,’ which is 1 percent of your salary,” he said. “Then Americans said, ‘Hey, good thing I don’t have a job.’”

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