President to Enroll in Obamacare

Bet folks will do everything in power to make sure it's pain-free


President Obama plans to enroll in ObamaCare on Monday, the final day for individuals to purchase insurance so they are covered by Jan. 1.

White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett signaled the president's intention to purchase coverage in a phone interview with American Urban Radio Networks White House correspondent April Ryan.

In 2010, White House spokesman Reid Cherlin pledged that the president would sign up on the exchanges in response to an amendment offered by Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) that would have required the president to purchase coverage.

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  1. Somehow, I’ll bet the help desk has time to make sure HIS enrollment works like a charm.
    And of course, it will be held out as the shining example of how wonderful the process is. And of course, the Obots will swallow the story hook, line and (lead) sinker.

  2. Now if Obama could just get cancer this story and this law would have a happy ending.

  3. Well not really. The layers of bad PR and failed optics are thick with this “symbolic” enrollment.
    HE didn’t enroll – his staff enrolled him.
    And they didn’t use that intertube thingy – they went down to the DC office and did it in paper.

    “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.”


    1. His pre-existing condition of “chronic hubris” complicated things.

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