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It’s been viewed more than 8 million times, and tens of thousands of people have visited the Healthcare.gov website after watching it.

President Obama made his latest pitch to young people to sign up for his health care plan by appearing on actor Zach Galifianakis’ “Between Two Ferns” comedy show on the website Funny or Die, in an effort to reach people ages 18 to 34.

The two also traded barbs on other issues. Galifianakis asked the president, “Do you send Ambassador [Dennis] Rodman to North Korea on your behalf? I read somewhere that you’d be sending Hulk Hogan to Syria – or is that more of a job for Tonya Harding?”

When Galifianakis said it must “stink” that he can’t run for a third term in office, the President said, “If I ran a third time, it would sort of like doing a third ‘Hangover’ movie. Didn’t really work out very well, did it?” referencing Galifianakis’ movie franchise.

What do you think of President Obama’s latest effort to get his message out to young people? Do you feel this is appropriate for him to participate in or is it unpresidential? Share your comments below, and watch for them on WBZ News in the Morning from 4:30 to 7:00 a.m.

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