Politico: While Obama vacationed, his staff signed him up for ObamaCare by visiting the D.C. exchange in person

posted at 5:01 pm on December 23, 2013 by Allahpundit

The obligatory follow-up to Ed’s post earlier. When they said O was planning to enroll today, I thought they meant he’d take a break from the links for half an hour to punch in his info on the D.C. exchange website. Upon reflection, though, that was silly. Of course the president’s not going to entrust his vital info to one of these tinpot online exchanges. He knows better than anyone how vulnerable they are; the one he built himself was so grotesquely flawed, his own security team wouldn’t sign off on it. Special procedures would be needed.

I think it’s fitting. By Team Hopenchange’s own admission, Obama signing up for coverage on the exchange is a publicity stunt, a “symbolic” act designed to show that he endorses the product he’s crafted with his own money. He’ll continue to get his health coverage through the military while president, but as a gesture of solidarity with Americans, he’s willing to sign up. Granted, he waited until the very last second to do it despite pleading with people for months not to wait. And sure, okay, his special status allowed him to bypass the website and delegate to his subordinates the aggravation of enrollment, unlike the millions of poor saps who had to be patient and keep trying during the Great 404 Meltdown of 2013. But there is one way that O’s walking the walk here: Now he’ll be paying hundreds in monthly premiums for coverage that he’ll never actually use, just like millions of “young invincibles’ who are being forced by the mandate to enroll. Their hard-earned money’s being expropriated to subsidize the sick; now a little of O’s hard-earned money is too. Why, he even bought the same type of plan — bronze — that’s likely to most appeal to young adults because of its relatively cheap premiums, even though the deductible is so high that it’ll discourage some of them from ever seeking treatment except in emergencies.

A perfect ending to an embarrassing three months.

Obama “was pleased to participate in a plan as a show of support for these marketplaces which are providing quality, affordable health care options to more than a million people,” the official added.

But Obama did not directly sign up for insurance. Rather, his staff went in person to sign him up, an official told POLITICO.

“Like some Americans, the complicated nature of the president’s case required an in-person sign-up,” the official said. “As you’d expect, the president’s personal information is not readily available in the variety of government databases HealthCare.gov uses to verify identities.”

As translated by John Sexton:

Meanwhile, here’s what the hoi polloi’s being told today about HHS’s new half-assed enrollment deadline of midnight tomorrow:

Within hours of that delay being revealed to the public, however, White House communications official Jennifer Palmieri informed MSNBC’s audience that it would be “dangerous” for consumers to consider tomorrow to be the new deadline, even though it now is. She stressed that the problem-plagued website may fail and leave uninsured users without coverage at the start of the 2014.

So that’s why the new deadline was supposed to be “secret.” They figured that even if the site went down today under the crush of deadline enrollments, it might bounce back tomorrow as some discouraged users peeled off, reducing the traffic load and making it viable for the most dogged would-be enrollees. In other words, they still don’t trust Healthcare.gov enough to issue any full-throated encouragement for people to use it. With good reason, as it turns out.

Exit quotation from Nancy Pelosi: “It’s worth the trouble, it’s going to be a glorious thing.”


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When the going gets tough, the tough go to Hawaii.

John the Libertarian on December 23, 2013 at 5:05 PM

Obama stand in line?

Please.

portlandon on December 23, 2013 at 5:06 PM

Monty Python couldn’t make this stuff up.

xkaydet65 on December 23, 2013 at 5:06 PM

Pathetic

Its good to be the king

cmsinaz on December 23, 2013 at 5:08 PM

Man does this guy ever beat his subjects or what? And they still love him. We have really stupid citizens in his country.

DanMan on December 23, 2013 at 5:09 PM

Perfect picture Allah

cmsinaz on December 23, 2013 at 5:10 PM

Okay. So he selected a plan. Did pay his first month’s premium?

BKeyser on December 23, 2013 at 5:11 PM

This is awesome
-lsm

I’m sure tingles and wolfie will be reporting the breaking news

cmsinaz on December 23, 2013 at 5:12 PM

Empty Chair signs up for Empty Promises.

/Hopium

Key West Reader on December 23, 2013 at 5:12 PM

If some enterprising journalist were to investigate, I bet they would discover that someone from the DC exchange came to the White House.

Think about it – you know I’m right.

myiq2xu on December 23, 2013 at 5:12 PM

“Secret deadline”. Thank makes a lot of sense.

ncjetsfan on December 23, 2013 at 5:12 PM

+1 BK

cmsinaz on December 23, 2013 at 5:12 PM

Wait a stinking tic,..Hopey and Crew,..didn’t send out there
aides!!!

canopfor on December 23, 2013 at 5:12 PM

BTW – Has anyone told Obama yet?

myiq2xu on December 23, 2013 at 5:13 PM

Obama signing up for coverage on the exchange is a publicity stunt, a “symbolic” act designed to show that he endorses the product he’s crafted with his own money.

Now I know I’m not reading this as it was intended but whose money did he craft this product with?

Cindy Munford on December 23, 2013 at 5:14 PM

Monty Python couldn’t make this stuff up.

xkaydet65 on December 23, 2013 at 5:06 PM

True, although the “upper class twit of the year” sketch comes to mind.

Erich66 on December 23, 2013 at 5:15 PM

Lies, upon lies, upon lies.
The higher the stack of lies, the faster and further the fall.

albill on December 23, 2013 at 5:16 PM

But there is one way that O’s walking the walk here: Now he’ll be paying hundreds in monthly premiums for coverage that he’ll never actually use, just like millions of “young invincibles’ who are being forced by the mandate to enroll.

Doubt it. I’m sure he’ll grant himself an extra stipend to pay for it, just like Congressional staffers.

Fenris on December 23, 2013 at 5:17 PM

I just got a premium notice mailed to my address addressed to BARK HEESANE ROBAMA.

davidk on December 23, 2013 at 5:17 PM

Exit quotation from Nancy Pelosi: “It’s worth the trouble, it’s going to be a glorious thing.”

Embrace the suck.

Fallon on December 23, 2013 at 5:17 PM

“As you’d expect, the president’s personal information is not readily available in the variety of government databases HealthCare.gov uses to verify identities.”

/heh.

Key West Reader on December 23, 2013 at 5:17 PM

AP, please pass on that I’m about one article away from leaving HA. The ads, especially the ones that are IMPOSSIBLE to dismiss on an iPad, are becoming irritating. What started out as a princess-and-the-pea annoyance has become ludricous. If y’all want to relegate me to a full client device, with its one mouse click dismissal of ads, then I’ll pass.

I may be alone in having had it, but I suspect not.

SteveInRTP on December 23, 2013 at 5:17 PM

Well, we discovered the problem with the Healthcare.gov website. We don’t have staff to spend the hours waiting and get the special treatment to actually enroll.

Instead of navigators, we should have been demanding minions.

Happy Nomad on December 23, 2013 at 5:17 PM

BTW – Has anyone told Obama yet?

myiq2xu on December 23, 2013 at 5:13 PM

He’ll read about his Historic Sign Up of his Historic Accomplishment, sometime tomorrow around 11am, during brunch. With white people.

Key West Reader on December 23, 2013 at 5:18 PM

Exit quotation from Nancy Pelosi: “It’s worth the trouble, it’s going to be a glorious thing.”
==============================

” Embrace The Suck ”
——————–
=Nancy Pole-Vaulter Pelosium

canopfor on December 23, 2013 at 5:20 PM

If a GOP President pulled a stupid stunt like this for a miserably failing program the country hates and wants repealed, the media would shred him to pieces. The nightly news stories would start with something like:

“Showing he is as stubborn as he is tone-deaf, President Republican today…”

or

“Thumbing his nose at the American people, President Republican today…”

or

“Still refusing to admit that his signature piece of legislation has been a miserable and historic failure, President Republican today…”

Rational Thought on December 23, 2013 at 5:20 PM

Instead of navigators, we should have been demanding minions.

Happy Nomad on December 23, 2013 at 5:17 PM

Minions were sent out to the geh bars last night armed with free condoms and Obamacare brochures.

/Minions

Key West Reader on December 23, 2013 at 5:20 PM

=Nancy Pole-Vaulter Pelosium

canopfor on December 23, 2013 at 5:20 PM

I thought it was the “Parachute”.

/Can you just IMAGINE the shape her bloomers would be in after that jump? Sorry – here’s some eye bleach.

-o-

Key West Reader on December 23, 2013 at 5:22 PM

Merry Christmas America, and F you ….

ted c on December 23, 2013 at 5:22 PM

Their hard-earned money’s being expropriated to subsidize the sick; now a little of O’s hard-earned money is too.

“Hard-earned?” I think you made a funny right there, Allah…

jon1979 on December 23, 2013 at 5:22 PM

Results for #Obamacare
**********************

https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Obamacare&src=hash

canopfor on December 23, 2013 at 5:23 PM

SteveInRTP on December 23, 2013 at 5:17 PM

if you’re using IE dial the pop-up blocker to max high, otherwise try going through Google Chrome. I agree with you though, its like going to HuffPo or Glenn Beck with the wave of ads that pour in.

DanMan on December 23, 2013 at 5:23 PM

A Potemkin sign up

ted c on December 23, 2013 at 5:23 PM

BTW – Has anyone told Obama yet?

myiq2xu on December 23, 2013 at 5:13 PM

Depends, is anybody madder than Obama?

The lazy shiftless coward’s sign up was “symbolic.” His doctor works in the White House. Admirals show up when he arrives at Bethesda for routine wellcare (i.e. check-ups). It’s all free to him.

Show me another bronze plan that provides all of that.

Happy Nomad on December 23, 2013 at 5:23 PM

Obamacare
@obamacare

Connecting you with news and information about the Affordable Care Act, one tweet at a time. Run by Organizing for Action.

Chicago, IL · barackobama.com/health-care/

https://twitter.com/obamacare

canopfor on December 23, 2013 at 5:24 PM

A Potemkin sign up

ted c on December 23, 2013 at 5:23 PM

A reverse Potemkin. The dictator is trying to fool the common folk instead of the other way around.

Happy Nomad on December 23, 2013 at 5:25 PM

A Potemkin sign up

ted c on December 23, 2013 at 5:23 PM

Composite…iow, whatever he wants it to be

DanMan on December 23, 2013 at 5:26 PM

Merry Christmas America, and F you ….

ted c on December 23, 2013 at 5:22 PM

Did you run for local office yet?

/Circa 2009 LOL Merry Christmas

Key West Reader on December 23, 2013 at 5:27 PM

I am certain the michelle, sasha, and malia would love to participate in obamacare even if the president gets his healthcare from the military.

philrat on December 23, 2013 at 5:27 PM

Dan Diamond ‏@ddiamond 5m

A short history of (frequently missed) #Obamacare deadlines: pic.twitter.com/pETHGy8ajd
==========================

https://twitter.com/ddiamond/status/415245864551329792/photo/1

https://twitter.com/ddiamond/status/415245864551329792/photo/1/large

canopfor on December 23, 2013 at 5:28 PM

WHEN is The Media EVER going to Hold Him Accountable?……INCLUDING THIS POST!!

…..it’s written as a joke – when this guy should be IN JAIL!!

The Left WANTS us to take a “snarky” attitude towards this - IT LETS THEM OFF THE HOOK!!

williamg on December 23, 2013 at 5:29 PM

Jingle Bells,..Jingle Bells,..the DeadLine Smells!!
(sarc)

canopfor on December 23, 2013 at 5:29 PM

A reverse potemkin is more appropos. Thx nomad. Putin is jealous that he can lie to us and get away with it.

ted c on December 23, 2013 at 5:30 PM

No kwr! I have a conflict of interest…;-)

ted c on December 23, 2013 at 5:30 PM

Their hard-earned money’s being expropriated to subsidize the sick; now a little of O’s hard-earned money is too. Why, he even bought the same type of plan — bronze — that’s likely to most appeal to young adults because of its relatively cheap premiums, even though the deductible is so high that it’ll discourage some of them from ever seeking treatment except in emergencies.

OMG, our POTUS makes so little he can only afford a bronze plan? What if he faces catastrophic medical problems! Clearly no American should be making less than the $400K that Obama makes.

Seriously, if your are going to make a meaningless political statement like this, at least go for the gold plan when you are President of the United States. This worthless bastard spends millions a year on vacations and, yet, goes cheap when symbolically signing up for Obamacare?

Happy Nomad on December 23, 2013 at 5:31 PM

Monty Python couldn’t make this stuff up.

xkaydet65 on December 23, 2013 at 5:06 PM

True, although the “upper class twit of the year” sketch comes to mind.

Erich66 on December 23, 2013 at 5:15 PM

I was thinking more along the lines of “Ministry of Silly Walks”.

Speaking of which, the remaining Pythons (Graham Chapman died in 1989) recently announced a one-off reunion show in London. At the presser, John Cleese said there was no way he would be able to replicate his “Silly Walks” bit, as he’s had both a hip replacement and a knee replacement! Millions of fans are heartbroken.

Del Dolemonte on December 23, 2013 at 5:32 PM

Phony is as Phony Does

jaydee_007 on December 23, 2013 at 5:32 PM

WOOOO WOOOOOO O-TRAIN WRECK IS A COMING!!

ARIZONAVETERAN on December 23, 2013 at 5:35 PM

canopfor on December 23, 2013 at 5:20 PM

I thought it was the “Parachute”.

/Can you just IMAGINE the shape her bloomers would be in after that jump? Sorry – here’s some eye bleach.

-o-

Key West Reader on December 23, 2013 at 5:22 PM

Key West Reader:Lol,…Herr’ German style,..BloomerChutes:)

canopfor on December 23, 2013 at 5:35 PM

Did he have to pay extra for chooming as a passtime?

txdoc on December 23, 2013 at 5:36 PM

Pretty much like his Presidency— SYMBOLIC. Oh, and I do have a gesture to go with it.

hillsoftx on December 23, 2013 at 5:37 PM

*********** The Bronze Plan ***************************

Barack Obama
3h
White House confirms President Obama will pay his health care premiums personally and it will run him about $400 a month – @ShawnaNBCNews
================

Washington, DC, US
3h
More: Obama chose a bronze plan through the DC exchange, a symbolic move since he gets health care from the military as president – @politico
=====================

http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/obama-health-care-law/

canopfor on December 23, 2013 at 5:38 PM

AP, please pass on that I’m about one article away from leaving HA. The ads, especially the ones that are IMPOSSIBLE to dismiss on an iPad, are becoming irritating. What started out as a princess-and-the-pea annoyance has become ludricous. If y’all want to relegate me to a full client device, with its one mouse click dismissal of ads, then I’ll pass.

I may be alone in having had it, but I suspect not.

SteveInRTP on December 23, 2013 at 5:17 PM

if you’re using IE dial the pop-up blocker to max high, otherwise try going through Google Chrome. I agree with you though, its like going to HuffPo or Glenn Beck with the wave of ads that pour in.

DanMan on December 23, 2013 at 5:23 PM

This ad blocking app, which costs $1.99, claims to work on every iOS device, in any browser or app:

http://www.weblockapp.com

Anti-Control on December 23, 2013 at 5:40 PM

Barack Obama
3h
White House confirms President Obama will pay his health care premiums personally and it will run him about $400 a month – @ShawnaNBCNews

E X P E N S I V E….wife about same age and in excellent health was paying $213 per mo with her AETNA indiv plan with 100% expenses paid after $5k deductible….did Choom sign up for smoker rate?

hillsoftx on December 23, 2013 at 5:41 PM

Fortunately, there was no ‘Government Shutdown’. Otherwise, those tending Michelle’s garden might have had to enroll JugEars.

socalcon on December 23, 2013 at 5:41 PM

for half an hour

Only half an hour to, um, navigate Helathcare.gov? Their efficiencies must have improved exponentially.

JonPrichard on December 23, 2013 at 5:43 PM

********************** ALERT ***********************************!!

health care
57s
====
Late update: http://Hc.gov has surpassed a million site visits so far today – @HealthCareGov
see original on twitter.com

https://www.healthcare.gov/
—————————-

http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/obama-health-care-law/

canopfor on December 23, 2013 at 5:44 PM

The Bronze Plan for a guy wth Feet of Clay.

ted c on December 23, 2013 at 5:46 PM

I was thinking more along the lines of “Ministry of Silly Walks”.

Speaking of which, the remaining Pythons (Graham Chapman died in 1989) recently announced a one-off reunion show in London. At the presser, John Cleese said there was no way he would be able to replicate his “Silly Walks” bit, as he’s had both a hip replacement and a knee replacement! Millions of fans are heartbroken.

Del Dolemonte on December 23, 2013 at 5:32 PM

Maybe it will be two hours of the four Yorkshiremen.

Erich66 on December 23, 2013 at 5:47 PM

AP, please pass on that I’m about one article away from leaving HA. The ads, especially the ones that are IMPOSSIBLE to dismiss on an iPad, are becoming irritating. What started out as a princess-and-the-pea annoyance has become ludricous. If y’all want to relegate me to a full client device, with its one mouse click dismissal of ads, then I’ll pass.

I may be alone in having had it, but I suspect not.

SteveInRTP on December 23, 2013 at 5:17 PM

I’m using Safari and get no ads.

HiJack on December 23, 2013 at 5:48 PM

Jingle Bells,..Jingle Bells,..the DeadLine Smells!!
(sarc)

canopfor on December 23, 2013 at 5:29 PM

Dang, you’re full o jingles tonight LOL!!!

Key West Reader on December 23, 2013 at 5:48 PM

Anti-Control on December 23, 2013 at 5:40 PM

Thanks… Giving it a shot.

SteveInRTP on December 23, 2013 at 5:49 PM

Please sign him up for a butt exam…deep exam

Oil Can on December 23, 2013 at 5:50 PM

31 ”You, O king, were looking and behold, there was a single great statue ; that statue, which was large and of extraordinary splendor, wasstanding in front of you, and its appearancewas awesome. 32 ”The head of that statuewas made of fine gold, its breast and its armsof silver, its belly and its thighs of bronze, 33its legs of iron, its feet partly of iron and partlyof clay. 34 ”You continued looking until a stonewas cut out without hands, and it struck thestatue on its feet of iron and clay and crushedthem. 35 ”Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver and the gold were crushed all at thesame time and became like chaff from thesummer threshing floors ; 

ted c on December 23, 2013 at 5:50 PM

now a little of O’s hard-earned money is too

What?

tommer74 on December 23, 2013 at 5:51 PM

How sweet to be an Idiot

This needs to go viral, because it Defines Obama.

/Seriously, it does

Key West Reader on December 23, 2013 at 5:54 PM


RE: 1 Million Hits:

HealthCare.gov tops 1 million visitors; deadline looms
by Jayne O’Donnell and Kelly Kennedy on Dec. 23, 2013
*****************************************************

Source: USA TODAY

[http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/12/23/health-exchange-enrollment-deadline-extended-christmas-eve/4178095/]

The federal and state health insurance exchanges were as busy as the malls Monday as shoppers rushed to meet the new deadline of midnight Christmas Eve.

Healthcare.gov surpassed 1 million visitors as of 5 p.m., said Julie Bataille, spokeswoman for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. More than 60,000 people hit the landing page when it was too busy to accommodate them, and left an email address so they could be alerted when the site wasn’t busy, Bataille said.(More…)
======================

http://tucsoncitizen.com/usa-today-news/2013/12/23/health-enrollment-deadline-extended-to-christmas-eve/

http://tucsoncitizen.com/usa-today-news/

canopfor on December 23, 2013 at 5:54 PM

The Bronze Plan for a guy wth Feet of Clay.

ted c on December 23, 2013 at 5:46 PM

ted c:Yup, or Poop!:)

canopfor on December 23, 2013 at 5:56 PM

I wonder if obama used those wonderful navigators?

ConservativePartyNow on December 23, 2013 at 5:57 PM

The federal and state health insurance exchanges were as busy as the malls Monday as shoppers rushed to meet the new deadline of midnight Christmas Eve.

Healthcare.gov surpassed 1 million visitors as of 5 p.m., said Julie Bataille, spokeswoman for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. More than 60,000 people hit the landing page when it was too busy to accommodate them, and left an email address so they could be alerted when the site wasn’t busy, Bataille said.(More…)

Really? Really?

/Obama must be shittin his bed. LEGACY shi*t of course.

Key West Reader on December 23, 2013 at 5:59 PM

I wonder which Social Security number they submitted to this hack-tastic web site? Oh, wait- I just remembered, Obama already has his Commander-in-Chief insurance, didn’t sign up for jack, and lies about everything he says, does, and says he does.

Browndog on December 23, 2013 at 6:01 PM

Thanks… Giving it a shot.

SteveInRTP on December 23, 2013 at 5:49 PM

You’re welcome. If you don’t mind, let me know how it goes.

Anti-Control on December 23, 2013 at 6:07 PM

TRANSLATION: The Smartest Man in the World is computer illiterate.

GarandFan on December 23, 2013 at 6:12 PM

I wonder which Social Security number they submitted to this hack-tastic web site? Oh, wait- I just remembered, Obama already has his Commander-in-Chief insurance, didn’t sign up for jack, and lies about everything he says, does, and says he does.

Browndog on December 23, 2013 at 6:01 PM

lol too true…

I was just reading a little recently about how many of Choomie’s illegal alien relatives have had SS#s for years…

Anti-Control on December 23, 2013 at 6:14 PM

MeanWhile, ..Anniversary????

StateRep David Meeks ‏@DavidMeeks 5m

No mention from the @ArkDems on the 4yr anniversary of @SenMarkPryor casting the 60th vote for #Obamacare. http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=111&session=1&vote=00395 … #arsen
===================================================================

U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 111th Congress – 1st Session
*********************************************************

as compiled through Senate LIS by the Senate Bill Clerk under the direction of the Secretary of the Senate
Vote Summary
Question: On the Cloture Motion (Motion to Invoke Cloture on H.R. 3590 )
Vote Number: 395 Vote Date: December 23, 2009, 04:18 PM
Required For Majority: 3/5 Vote Result: Cloture Motion Agreed to
Measure Number: H.R. 3590 (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act )
Measure Title: An act entitled The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Vote Counts: YEAs 60
NAYs 39
Not Voting 1

Vote Summary By Senator Name By Vote Position By Home State
Alphabetical by Senator Name
============================

Akaka (D-HI), Yea
Alexander (R-TN), Nay
Barrasso (R-WY), Nay
Baucus (D-MT), Yea
Bayh (D-IN), Yea
Begich (D-AK), Yea
Bennet (D-CO), Yea
Bennett (R-UT), Nay
Bingaman (D-NM), Yea
Bond (R-MO), Nay
Boxer (D-CA), Yea
Brown (D-OH), Yea
Brownback (R-KS), Nay
Bunning (R-KY), Not Voting
Burr (R-NC), Nay
Burris (D-IL), Yea
Byrd (D-WV), Yea
Cantwell (D-WA), Yea
Cardin (D-MD), Yea
Carper (D-DE), Yea
Casey (D-PA), Yea
Chambliss (R-GA), Nay
Coburn (R-OK), Nay
Cochran (R-MS), Nay
Collins (R-ME), Nay
Conrad (D-ND), Yea
Corker (R-TN), Nay
Cornyn (R-TX), Nay
Crapo (R-ID), Nay
DeMint (R-SC), Nay
Dodd (D-CT), Yea
Dorgan (D-ND), Yea
Durbin (D-IL), Yea
Ensign (R-NV), Nay Enzi (R-WY), Nay
Feingold (D-WI), Yea
Feinstein (D-CA), Yea
Franken (D-MN), Yea
Gillibrand (D-NY), Yea
Graham (R-SC), Nay
Grassley (R-IA), Nay
Gregg (R-NH), Nay
Hagan (D-NC), Yea
Harkin (D-IA), Yea
Hatch (R-UT), Nay
Hutchison (R-TX), Nay
Inhofe (R-OK), Nay
Inouye (D-HI), Yea
Isakson (R-GA), Nay
Johanns (R-NE), Nay
Johnson (D-SD), Yea
Kaufman (D-DE), Yea
Kerry (D-MA), Yea
Kirk (D-MA), Yea
Klobuchar (D-MN), Yea
Kohl (D-WI), Yea
Kyl (R-AZ), Nay
Landrieu (D-LA), Yea
Lautenberg (D-NJ), Yea
Leahy (D-VT), Yea
LeMieux (R-FL), Nay
Levin (D-MI), Yea
Lieberman (ID-CT), Yea
Lincoln (D-AR), Yea
Lugar (R-IN), Nay
McCain (R-AZ), Nay
McCaskill (D-MO), Yea
McConnell (R-KY), Nay Menendez (D-NJ), Yea
Merkley (D-OR), Yea
Mikulski (D-MD), Yea
Murkowski (R-AK), Nay
Murray (D-WA), Yea
Nelson (D-FL), Yea
Nelson (D-NE), Yea
Pryor (D-AR), Yea
Reed (D-RI), Yea
Reid (D-NV), Yea
Risch (R-ID), Nay
Roberts (R-KS), Nay
Rockefeller (D-WV), Yea
Sanders (I-VT), Yea
Schumer (D-NY), Yea
Sessions (R-AL), Nay
Shaheen (D-NH), Yea
Shelby (R-AL), Nay
Snowe (R-ME), Nay
Specter (D-PA), Yea
Stabenow (D-MI), Yea
Tester (D-MT), Yea
Thune (R-SD), Nay
Udall (D-CO), Yea
Udall (D-NM), Yea
Vitter (R-LA), Nay
Voinovich (R-OH), Nay
Warner (D-VA), Yea
Webb (D-VA), Yea
Whitehouse (D-RI), Yea
Wicker (R-MS), Nay
Wyden (D-OR), Yea

canopfor on December 23, 2013 at 6:16 PM

All Hail Dear Leader’s Support of the Great Proletariat HealthCare Five Year Plan!

orangemtl on December 23, 2013 at 6:22 PM

Called it.

He wouldn’t do it, and it wouldn’t be done through ‘regular channels’.

Bogus all the way ’round.

Midas on December 23, 2013 at 6:25 PM

“As you’d expect, the president’s personal information is not readily available in the variety of government databases HealthCare.gov uses to verify identities.”

Heh. I seriously doubt if Obama has actually signed up for anything. His most-used SSN – a Connecticut number – actually failed E-Verify.

TarheelBen on December 23, 2013 at 6:27 PM

Tweets All / No replies

The Associated Press ‏@AP 4m

He didn’t use the website and won’t use the insurance, but President Obama signed up for health coverage: http://apne.ws/1c28dJy
===================================================================

Obama enrolls for health coverage, won’t use it
By JOSH LEDERMAN
— Dec. 23, 2013 6:07 PM EST
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HONOLULU (AP) — He won’t use it, and he didn’t actually sign up for it himself, but President Barack Obama has enrolled for health coverage through the new insurance exchanges.

Announcing his enrollment Monday, the White House called it a symbolic show of Obama’s support for the fledgling exchanges where millions of Americans must buy insurance or face a penalty. Ironically, it also served as a reminder of just how complex and sometimes daunting the process can be.

Obama, like so many other Americans, couldn’t use the website.
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http://bigstory.ap.org/article/obama-signs-through-dc-health-care-exchange

canopfor on December 23, 2013 at 6:38 PM

the official said. “As you’d expect, the president’s personal information is not readily available in the variety of government databases HealthCare.gov uses to verify identities.”

All they have to do is look at his birth certificate to verify his identity. It contains all of his personal information, right? His Social Security numbers have been published and are available online…all of them.

AmericanDad on December 23, 2013 at 6:43 PM

“As you’d expect, the president’s personal information is not readily available in the variety of government databases HealthCare.gov uses to verify identities.”

No, of course not.

Good grief.

Dr. ZhivBlago on December 23, 2013 at 6:44 PM

Watch. Some MSNBCer will say, “The nutty teabaggers will demand the President show his health insurance card to prove he actually bought it. Hahahaha.” And the pejorative “Healthers” movement will be born.

BKeyser on December 23, 2013 at 6:49 PM

The staffers probably had to ask:

“Hey Boss, which social security number do we use?”

Seriously, though, it is an appalling faux pas in PR terms of not doing this months ago! What possible reason could there be for his officials and supporters NOT signing up?

Oh, yes, sorry… social security numbers.

virgo on December 23, 2013 at 6:52 PM

And to top it all off, He’s the only who doesn’t have to fear identity theft. You can’t really get anything out of a persona that doesn’t officially exist anywhere but only in people’s minds.

It’s mass hypnosis I tellya.

Dr. ZhivBlago on December 23, 2013 at 6:55 PM

Maybe the president is getting an early start so he can be the liar of the year for 2014 too!

scalleywag on December 23, 2013 at 7:06 PM

When I read this morning that he was going to sign up today, I just dismissed it as a lame PR attempt to remind people about the deadline. But now to see that he didn’t actually do it, but rather his staff actually went to the DC Exchange in person to sign him up…well that’s just absurd. Maybe his staff signed him up as a gag gift for Christmas and he’ll read about in the news just like everything else?

supernova on December 23, 2013 at 7:32 PM

https://twitter.com/obamacare

canopfor on December 23, 2013 at 5:24 PM

Went there and posted a tweet. Of course they didn’t post it.

EMBRACE THE SUCK

Barred on December 23, 2013 at 8:38 PM

You’re welcome. If you don’t mind, let me know how it goes.

Anti-Control on December 23, 2013 at 6:07 PM

Awesome. Been all over HA and thereabouts and no more pop-ups… Especially those annoying ones scrolling up from the bottom.

SteveInRTP on December 23, 2013 at 9:03 PM

A slight revision of Captain Willard’s observation:

“Oh man, the bullshit piled up so fast in [the obama administration], you needed wings to stay above it.”

…Having your aides sign you up (at an office, because your website is STILL broken), for a plan you don’t need and will never, ever in a million years use, because you have the very best health care on the PLANET 24/7/365 (Thanks, Navy), paid for by the “Plain Folk”; that you wouldn’t deign to get your precious family near…so you look like you’re “Just like you Plain Folk”…while you sit on the beach in Hawaii, with the world’s finest security detail assigned to watch you…at “The Plain Folks’ expense.

Jesus Christ this guy’s a mess.

a5minmajor on December 23, 2013 at 10:27 PM

You’re welcome. If you don’t mind, let me know how it goes.

Anti-Control on December 23, 2013 at 6:07 PM

(:->)
(hey!…don’t forget to visit)!

KOOLAID2 on December 23, 2013 at 10:30 PM

Well at least this means that Prezy HisRoyalHighness can get the pap smears and pre natal care he so desperately needs. Now on to the luau!

ghostwalker1 on December 24, 2013 at 12:42 AM

This man is truly and totally disgusting.
But, most truly evil people are.

avagreen on December 24, 2013 at 8:40 AM

So. He didn’t do it himself. And they didn’t use the web site. Totally LAME!

This guy is useless.

TfromV on December 24, 2013 at 9:10 AM

Dear leader signed up for a bronze plan, too. Guess he didn’t feel the need to pay for too many other people’s birth control pills or condoms. He’ll never have to use it since he carries his own doc that he kept and likes around wherever he goes.

Kissmygrits on December 24, 2013 at 9:18 AM

I wonder which one of Mr. Soetoro’s 27 Social Security numbers they used?

Pork-Chop on December 24, 2013 at 9:41 AM

Like trimmings on your tree. All for show.

CWchangedhisNicagain on December 24, 2013 at 9:53 AM

Did he just apply? Or did he actually pay for it?

faraway on December 24, 2013 at 10:16 AM

You know what’s going to be a “glorious thing?” When Nancy Pelosi is gone forever.

Quick! Somebody splash her with water!
I’M MELTING! MELLLLTING! OH, THE PAIN, THE PAIN…”

teacherman on December 24, 2013 at 10:39 AM

Bmore

Schadenfreude on December 24, 2013 at 11:34 AM

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