Boehner Blogs About Trying to Sign Up for Obamacare
(WASHINGTON) -- House Speaker John Boehner attempted to log into the problem-riddled Healthcare.gov website on Thursday. In a blog, the speaker posted a photo of himself working on a computer at his desk with the caption: "Earlier this afternoon, I sat down to try and enroll in the DC exchange under the president’s health care law."
Boehner noted that the experience “was pretty frustrating” and said after putting in his personal information, he received an error message that he was able to work around. But later, when he went to sign up for a health care policy, Boehner said he encountered an internal server error screen.
"Despite multiple attempts, I was unable to get past that point and sign up for a health plan," he wrote. "We’ve got a call into the help desk. Guess I’ll just have to keep trying…"
However, a few hours later, Boehner was able to finally enroll.
"Kept at it, and called the DC Health Link help line. They called back a few hours later, and after re-starting the process on the website two more times, I just heard from DC Health Link that I have been successfully enrolled," the House speaker wrote in an update to his blog.
Michael Steel, Boehner's spokesman, said, "The Speaker got a confirmation email about 45 minutes after that blog-post went out. Quite a coincidence."
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