Did Obama Flip Us Off With the Official Affordable Care Act Phone Number?

Remember how in elementary school, you would type "58008" on your calculator, then turn it upside down and giggle because you were just so clever that you had spelled the word "BOOBS" right there in school? I wonder if someone on the Obamacare team feels like that right now.

Because the Affordable Care Act’s official phone number for those seeking health insurance is 1-800-FUCKYO. Well ok then.


If you’re looking to purchase health insurance, Health and Human Services wants you to call Obamacare’s national call center at 1-800-318-2596. Now if you take the 1 out, especially considering that on a traditional keypad 1 isn’t associated with any letters, you get 1-800-3(F) 8(U) 2(C) 5(K) 9(Y) 6(O).

Just ... wow. I’m not much a conspiracy theorist, and I sincerely doubt that the leader of the free world found himself in a fit of giggles over his sly move to tell people wanting health insurance to eff off, but maybe it was a tribute by a lower level staffer with an admiration for Obama’s penchant to covertly flip the bird in public.

We may never know, but it is amusing considering the fact that it seems no one can get through to the exchanges, and enrollment may only be in the ‘single digits.’

Do you think this is a fluke?

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