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President Obama to make first appearance on 'Ellen'

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President Barack Obama wants to make sure all uninsured Americans know about the deadline to sign up for healthcare coverage – so, naturally, that means turning to Ellen DeGeneres for help.

Obama will appear on Thursday’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show via live shot from the White House. He’ll be reminding viewers that the deadline to sign up for Obamacare is March 31.

Though he made a memorable guest appearance on the talk show when he was campaigning for president (see below for video), this will be Obama’s first time on Ellen as commander-in-chief.

To raise awareness about the healthcare deadline, Obama has also recently enlisted the aid of Zach Galifianakis on a hilarious episode of Between Two Ferns and the moms of a bunch of famous people.

Originally posted March 19 2014 — 1:25 PM EDT

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