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Need help understanding this about Boehner and his attempt to get Insurance on the DC exchange:

How was John Boehner, who I'm assuming is a resident of Ohio (8th district) able to sign up for health insurance on the DC exchange? This perked my curiosity after reading Steve Benen's post about the Speakers experience. http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/boehner-proves-the-wrong-point

With that in mind, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) wrote a blog post yesterday, highlighting his own personal experience when he “sat down to try and enroll in the DC exchange.”
Like many Americans, my experience was pretty frustrating. After putting in my personal information, I received an error message. I was able to work past that, but when I went to actually sign up for coverage, I got this “internal server error” screen. […]

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…

As it turns out, his willingness to “keep trying” was a good idea. Boehner, who is not yet eligible for Medicare, “called the DC Health Link help line,” and a “few hours later,” the process was complete. He’d signed up for health insurance.

Oddly enough, the Republican House Speaker didn’t offer any details about his new health care plan. One would assume that if he’d experienced “sticker shock,” or been stuck choosing a plan that cost far more than his current coverage, Boehner would have mentioned it. Indeed, he would have been eager to mention it, since it would advance his larger political goals.

So why was Boehner silent on this point? Probably because he was able to save some money on an affordable plan – despite being a 64-year-old chain-smoker.
Bold face mine.

The Speaker provides a screen shot:

it's my understanding that the federal site directs you to a state site. If a state isn't participating you stay on the federal site.
Does he claim DC residency? If so, how can he claim to represent Ohio's 6th district? Does he have dual residency? Is that possible for a speaker of the house?

If anyone from Ohio could explain, I would appreciate it -- or for that matter -- anyone in general. I don't understand how someone from out of state -- Especially a state like Ohio, I've read that they are entering the Medicaid expansion, but I am not sure if they are planning on a state exchange. I'm under the impression that's not going to happen anytime soon.

It's my understanding that states with no exchange are required to the federal website.

I hope this makes sense. Thanks in advance!

Raine

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It ain't over till it's over. I REALLY REALLY want Mark Herring to be the next Attorney General.

This is the alternative:



Really, here is Obenshain's bill:

http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?091+ful+SB962+pdf <--- read it and vote.


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Pass this on far and wide!




Today and tomorrow -- the last few hours to GOTV!



Voter turnout is critical for us here! We can do this!

It ain't over till it's over. I REALLY REALLY want Mark Herring to be the next Attorney General.

This is the alternative:



Really, here is Obenshain's bill:

http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?091+ful+SB962+pdf <--- read it and vote.


When a fetal death occurs without medical attendance upon the mother at or after the delivery or abortion, the mother or someone acting on her behalf shall, within 24 hours, report the fetal death, location of the remains, and identity of the mother to the local or state police or sheriff's department of the city or county where the fetal death occurred. No one shall remove, destroy, or otherwise dispose of any remains without the express authorization of law-enforcement officials or the medical examiner. Any person violating the provisions of this subsection shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.


Pass this on far and wide!

We're down to the final stretch, I want to see a top three sweep. I want to see a few more delegates with a (D) after here name elected as well. Voter turnout is so very critical.

GOTV!
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