"Earlier this afternoon, I sat down to try and enroll in the DC exchange under the president's health care law," John Boehner wrote today on his official Speaker.gov web page.
At first it seemed impossible. "Despite multiple attempts, I was unable to get past that point and sign up for a health plan. We've got a call into the help desk. Guess I'll just have to keep trying..."
But by 5:35pm, Boehner had successfully enrolled in Obamacare:
Updated (5:35 pm ET:) 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.
Boehner initially found his experience "pretty frustrating," but that was before he was called back by someone at the Health Link line. He did in fact get successfully enrolled with perhaps a couple hours of effort. That level of commitment probably isn't a deal-breaker for Americans who lack health insurance. They may well become fans of Obamacare if all it takes to become insured is an afternoon's persistence.
Via John Boehner's Official Website, Speaker.gov.