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Obamacare Going to Dogs as Yorkie Gets Coverage

By    |   Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 01:47 PM

Not everyone is having trouble signing up for healthcare coverage under Obamacare.

Shane Smith of Colorado told Fox 31 in Denver that his dog Baxter had received a letter from the state health insurance exchange informing him that he had successfully enrolled.

"I thought, 'Wow, this is so awesome,'" Smith laughed. "They have gone out of their way to insure my 14-year-old Yorkie."

Smith had called Connect for Health Colorado to register because his old plan was cancelled as it did not meet the requirements of the Affordable Care Act.

He believed the mistake occurred after he gave Baxter's name as the answer to one of the security questions.

"There was some kind of code or something, so I gave them my dog's name," Smith said in the interview. "They must have just put it in the wrong slot or something."

"It was pretty funny," he chuckled. "Typical Obamacare, that they would insure your dog by mistake."

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Smith said he called to correct the mistake, adding, "They fixed it…I think they fixed it."
But he's still not so sure about his own coverage. "There's been a lot of headaches that's come from all of this. All the phone calls. All the nonsense," he said.

"They ended up giving me good coverage I think, but who knows if they're going to take it away," he added.

A spokesperson for Connect for Health Colorado released a statement saying, "In general, our letters to customers are generated according to information that is provided by the customer into the system either online or over the phone. In other words, our system does not make up a name when generating a letter. As with any new system, mistakes are possible and when notified by customers, we work quickly to resolve the situation."

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