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Valerie Jarrett does 'free commercial' for Obamacare on 'CBS This Morning'

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Obama senior adviser Valerie Jarrett joined "CBS This Morning" on Wednesday to praise the success of President Obama's "Between Two Ferns" interview that she coordinated with Zach Galifianakis.

"So far it has been overwhelmingly successful," she said. "I was checking how many hits were on the site last night when I went to bed and it was 10 million, which I'm sure breaks all kinds of records."

Jarrett said that "every young person I know" watches the "Funny or Die" videos, and the interview was both "entertaining and informative."

Jarrett acknowledged that the administration only reached 4.2 million signups in February, pointing out that there was still time to sign up before the March 31 deadline.

"Everyone who's watching your show, I hope you go on the website today, healthcare.gov, it's working just fine," she said, before chuckling, "You know I'm going to get a free commercial in there."

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