Dog gets health insurance meant for owner

November 21, 2013 12:03:41 PM PST
A man in Colorado says he couldn't get health insurance on the Obamacare website but it was a breeze for his dog named Baxter.

Shane Smith says his insurance policy was cancelled because of the new Obamacare rules, so he went to the Colorado Health Exchange to find a new plan.

He set up the plan over the phone and somehow his 14-year-old Yorkie's name was entered instead of his own.

Smith says he used his dog's name for a security question and that may have led to the confusion.

"Some kind of code or something, so I gave them my dog's name," Smith said. "And they must of put in the wrong slot or something."

Smith says he called back and had it fixed, he thinks.