Rare Obamacare Success Story: A Dog in Colorado Gets Insured

Obamacare has been an absolute disaster all across the United States. Millions of Americans have lost their insurance due to the new rules that Obama put in place with his Obamacare law. But there is one success to report. In Colorado a man just learned that his dog got covered by Obamacare.

A man in Fort Collins, Colorado, received an interesting letter in the mail from his Obamacare administrators. His 14-year-old Yorkie dog got covered by Obamacare.

As Fox 31, Denver, reports, “Shane Smith, of Fort Collins, says his dog Baxter received a letter informing him that a health insurance account had been opened in his name through Connect for Health Colorado.”

“I thought, ‘Wow, this is so awesome,'” Smith told the media. “They have gone out of their way to insure my 14-year-old Yorkie.”

Mr. Smith also told the TV folks that he tried to call in and have Baxter removed from the system because, after all, he’s a dog, not a person.

“They fixed it … I think they fixed it,” he said.

The TV newsers said that Connect for Health Colorado wouldn’t comment on the specific letter sent to Baxter the dog, but a spokesperson did release the following statement:

“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.”


As millions of Americans lose their insurance Obama insures a dog in Colorado.

Obamacare is going to the dogs in more ways than one.

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  • Retired military

    When asked how was the application process the dog replied
    “ruff ruff”

  • GarandFan

    Damn! I wonder if I can get coverage for my horse.

    • If it’s the smallest member of family equus you could not only get it insured, but fully subsidized as well…

      • Retired military

        Plus it could get disability and as such qualify for an obamaphone.

      • jim_m

        You can get him covered for his preexisting condition since he is a little horse. 😉

        • The smallest member of family equus is the ass…

          • jim_m

            hoarse/horse get it??? Come on!

            I’m here all weekend folks!

            Plus miniature ponies like the Shetland pony are smaller than donkeys. A falabella is only 32 inches tall.

  • Paul Hooson

    Well, they don’t call them “Man’s Best Friend” for nothing. How’d he dial the cellphone with those big paws? I’m nearly 60 and I don’t know to dial a cellphone myelf. This dog belongs on David Letterman’s STUPID PET TRICKS.

  • Olsoljer

    I guess that being a real son of a bitch and available to provide a shovel ready job is a plus for obamacare, streamlined acceptance.

  • Opinionated_Vogon

    A yorkie gets covered, while a german shepherd gets cancelled 😉



  • Retired military

    Rare Obamacare Success Story: A Dog in Colorado Gets Insured
    Gee michelle was in Colorado. and what was the big deal about her signing up for obamacare.

  • Vagabond661

    In a related story, Baxter was registered to vote and recieved an Obamaphone.

  • ljcarolyne

    Well there is your answer: Obamacare is going to the dogs. Not to insult our furry friends, which will turn it down, no doubt!