Man gets coverage for dog on Obamacare website, but not himself

November 21, 2013 3:55:41 AM PST
A man in Colorado says he couldn't get health insurance on the Obamacare website, but it was a breeze for his dog, Baxter.

Shane Smith's insurance policy was cancelled because of the new Obamacare rules, so he went to the Colorado health exchange to find a new plan.

He set up the plan over the phone and somehow his dog's name was entered instead of his own.

"There's been a lot of headaches that's come from all of this, all the phone calls, all the nonsense," said Smith. "They ended up giving me good coverage, I think, but who knows if they're going to take it away. As long as Baxter's covered, that's all the counts."

Smith says he used his dog's name for a security question and that may have led to the confusion. He called back and had it fixed...he thinks.

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