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Cry ‘Havoc!’ and Let Slip the Dogs…

This is either a cute doggie story, or a disturbing glimpse into the poor security of the Obamacare exchanges:

A Fort Collins, Colorado man got the surprise of his life after he signed up for an Obamacare account last month: a congratulatory letter from the health care exchange addressed to his dog…

He applied for coverage through Connect for Health Colorado, but chose to do it over the phone instead of on the marketplace’s website. And when the phone bank operator asked him for a series of security questions, one of his answers was ‘Baxter,’ his pooch’s name.

A few days later, he got a letter back from Connect for Health beginning “Dear Baxter…”

This is an ingenious move on the Administration’s part. With only 26,794 human beings signed up for Obamacare, it should be easy to make the 7,000,000 enrollment target by enrolling 6,973,206 dogs. Of course, they’ll need to sign up enough young, fit, scampering pups to cover the costs of all the aged, lame, mangy old pooches with pre-existing conditions.

I believe Obama has now clarified that, when he said “If you like your plan, you can keep it,” he meant to say, “If you like your dog, I can eat it. Period.”

PS Just don’t tell Baxter the President’s working on getting it “fixed.”

Mark Steyn is an international bestselling author, a Top 41 recording artist, and a leading Canadian human-rights activist.

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