April Ryan, the White House correspondent and Washington bureau chief for American Urban Radio Networks, reports that President Obama has signed up for Obamacare. He's selected a "Bronze plan."
"President Obama signed up for insurance and selected the Bronze plan for health insurance over the weekend while on vacation," writes Ryan on Twitter.
President Obama signed up for insurance and selected the Bronze plan for health insurance over the weekend while on vacation.
— AprilDRyan (@AprilDRyan) December 23, 2013
Of course it's not clear whether the commander in chief's doctor is in the Obamacare network.
UPDATE: NBC confirms the report and says that the it's a "show of support" for Obamacare.
WH: Over the wknd, Pres Obama enrolled in Obamacare, via DC exchange, as a "show of support" for marketplaces.
— Peter Alexander (@PeterAlexander) December 23, 2013
UPDATE II: Here's the statement from the White House:
Over the weekend and in advance of today's deadline, the President enrolled in a health care plan made available by the Affordable Care Act on the DC marketplace. As you all know, the President is one of the 85 percent of Americans who gets his health insurance through his employer and, like previous Presidents, is privileged to receive health care from the military. The act of the President signing up for insurance coverage through the DC exchange is symbolic since the President’s health care will continue to be provided by the military. But, he was pleased to participate in a plan as a show of support for these marketplaces which are providing quality, affordable health care options to more than a million people. The President selected a bronze plan.