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Territorialist American: O'rama Care Magical Mystery Tour

EXCLUSIVE: Obamacare state enrollment Magical Mystery Tour

U.S. Territories

A lot of Americans forget that the U.S. still has a number of entities whose residents are U.S. citizens but whose place of residence is not formally a state. Washington D.C. is one of these for example, but it’s considered a Federal District that’s neither a state nor a territory, though it’s treated in many respect like a state, which is why we listed DC in the state listings above.

Obamacare is coming to the Terriorialists, too; however, more circuitous. Here’s a quick rundown of Territory access to Obamacare registration:

  • Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa: No response and no apply now button.
  • Guam: no link, no help, “Check with your territory’s government offices to learn more about health coverage options.” Do that, and let us know what you find out.
  • Too bad, Puerto Rico: Fed site says “If you live in Puerto Rico, you’re not eligible to use the Marketplace to apply for health insurance. Check with your territory’s government offices to learn about health coverage options.”
  • “If you live in the Virgin Islands: You’re not eligible to use the Marketplace to apply for health insurance. Check with your territory’s government offices to learn about health coverage options.” ... No smiling faces here.

We’d appreciate any input from residents of the above territories who can explain to us where they’ll have to go and what they’ll have to do to get fully involved in mandatory Obamacare fun.

As for everyone else: Call the law offices of Nasty, Brutish, and Short* right now. Operators are waiting to take your call. (Our computers are down.) [This is the actual editorial passage from the cite referenced. - Mark Twain had no comment.]

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul