Wait!? How Long Has This Guy Been Trying To Enroll In Obamacare?

Ike Brannon wrote in the Weekly Standard on December 26 his attempts for enroll for Obamacare benefits for a month. : All of which have ended in failure.

After a month of trying, I still can’t complete an application to join the D.C. Health Exchange. For a week, the Obamacare marketplace asked me to prove my citizenship, my daughter’s existence, and my fixed address in the District of Columbia, but it would not allow me to submit the requested material.

That changed, slightly, yesterday when it started allowing me to submit those things, which I did, but it must now validate them via a person.: Perhaps this is why Barack Obama’s staff had to physically visit the D.C. exchange in order to sign up the president for Obamacare.

It also apparently keeps losing all of my family’s personal information, so I’m having to type my name, address, Social Security number, as well as a) a fixed address or b) whether I’m incarcerated or c) or whether am a member of an American Indian or native Alaskan federally protected tribe.

And despite selecting “send me all messages via email” it doesn’t actually do that–the messages just sit in my account at the D.C. exchange, which tells me when I log in that I have a message there. Which I can’t read because when I click on it my computer asks me to select a program to use to access whatever it is and no matter what I select it just displays a bunch of random characters. Word, WordPerfect, Microsoft reader, and PDF are: not: helping with this–but why would they use that sort of program for a message like that?

But it’s not all bad. What I: like: is that I can access the D.C. exchange in twenty different languages, including Apache, Navajo, and Irish. Which is great because I see so many Irish here who have a heck of a time assimilating, what with the fact that they only speak Irish and not the King’s English.: (You can also receive notices in American Sign Language–l’d make a joke here but I might offend the deaf. But I guess since they can’t read and need American Sign Language I might as well let one rip. But I’ll refrain nevertheless.)

It’s been awhile — and it’ll be awhile.

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