Big Bang Theory Does Obamacare

I saw a story on Newsbusters.org that bordered on the bizarre: The state of California has hired a PR firm (Oglivy Public Relations Worldwide) to inform the public about the CA Health Exchange. Oglivy is planning on tapping network TV shows to sell the American public on the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare.

That got me to thinking: What would happen if Leonard, Sheldon and the rest of the Big Bang Theory gang had a discussion about Obamacare? I would imagine that it might go something like this:

INTERIOR: Sheldon and Leonard’s apartment. SHELDON, LEONARD, RAJ and HOWARD are sitting in the living area, looking at their pay stubs in a puzzled manner. PENNY, their neighbor from across the hall, walks in.

 PENNY

Hi, guys, what are you doing?

LEONARD

Trying to figure out why our paychecks are smaller.

PENNY

How much smaller?

LEONARD

Quite a bit, actually. (hands over his stub) See?

PENNY

(mumbling) Still more than I make. (louder) Do you have another stub? Maybe we could compare them and see why your check is smaller.

LEONARD

Good idea. (goes to desk, pulls out a stub and returns)

Here.

PENNY

Hmm. Social Security, income tax, retirement… Oh! Here it is, sweetie. Your deduction for your health insurance went up.

LEONARD

You’re kidding.

RAJ

Is that because of the Affordable Care Act?

SHELDON

Must be.

HOWARD

Hey, wait a minute. I thought Obamacare was supposed to make health insurance LESS expensive.

LEONARD

Yeah, you’re right.

SHELDON

It seems to have had the opposite effect. Shocking.

PENNY

My boss at work doesn’t like the new law at all. He said the government used ‘imaginary numbers’ when they wrote it.

SHELDON

Oh, please. Penny, an imaginary number is a number whose square is less than or equal to zero. Clearly your boss is referring to fuzzy logic.

PENNY

What’s fuzzy logic?

SHELDON

Fuzzy logic allows for approximate values and inferences as well as incomplete or ambiguous data when attempting to solve a  problem.  Which is, when you think about it, Washington in a nutshell. (pause) I might also point out that you frequently employ fuzzy logic to justify buying  new pairs of shoes.

 PENNY

Thanks for clearing that up for me, Sheldon.

SHELDON

You’re welcome.

LEONARD

But that still doesn’t explain why my check is smaller.

HOWARD

Healthcare must have gotten more expensive, somehow.

RAJ

Dude, I read something on the Internet that 10 million more people in the United States can get healthcare now.

HOWARD

So?

RAJ

Are there any more doctors over here than there were before the law was passed?

HOWARD

I don’t think so.

RAJ

There you go. Supply and demand. Demand is up, more patients. Supply is stagnant, no additional doctors. Therefore, price HAS to go up. Basic economics.

HOWARD

I think he’s on to something.

PENNY

Is economics a science?

SHELDON

It might was well be. Politics is a science, so clearly they’ll let anything in.

I dunno… something tells me I shouldn’t quit my day job just yet. 🙂 In any case, Oglivy PR might want to be careful what they ask for; they may get it.

LEGAL DISCLAIMER: Big Bang Theory is the property of Chuck Lorre Productions, Warner Brothers Domestic Television and CBS Television. The above fan fic attempt at political humor is meant to be satirical in nature and does not necessarily reflect the positions or opinions of CLP, WB or CBS. Boiler plate language goes here. Honest, Mom, I just took it around the block for a spin. Your mileage may vary.

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