Speaker John Boehner Unable to Sign Up for Obamacare

Update: Eventually succeeds in enrolling in D.C. health exchange
John Boehner / AP

John Boehner / AP


House Speaker John Boehner attempted to sign up for health care using the D.C. health exchange Thursday afternoon.

He documented his struggles on his website:

“Like many Americans, my experience was pretty frustrating,” the speaker wrote. “After putting in my personal information, I received an error message.”

The speaker worked past this message but was then met by another error message as he tried to sign up for coverage. 

Despite multiple attempts, I was unable to get past that point and sign up for a health plan,” the speaker wrote. “We’ve got a call into the help desk.  Guess I’ll just have to keep trying…”

Around 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Boehner succeeded in enrolling him in D.C.’s exchange.

According to his Boehner’s update:

Updated (5:35 pm ET:) Kept at it, and called the D.C. 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 D.C. Health Link that I have been successfully enrolled.