Obama still plans to sign up for Obamacare

Olivier Knox
Chief Washington Correspondent
Yahoo News
President Barack Obama waves to the audience after speaking ay a World AIDS Day event, Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. The president announced a new initiative at the National Institutes of Health in pursuit of a cure for HIV. Obama said his administration is redirecting $100 million into the project to find a new generation of therapies. He said the United States should be at the forefront of discoveries to eliminate HIV or put it into remission without requiring lifelong. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Has President Barack Obama made good on a March 2010 promise to sign up for health insurance coverage under Obamacare? His chief spokesman declined to say.

“I don't have an update for you on that. I know that he will and has said that he will, the White House has said that he will, but I don't have an update,” Jay Carney said Monday at his daily briefing.

Will he invite the press to watch? “I’ll get back to you,” Carney said.

The White House said back in March 2010 that Obama “will participate in the exchange,” as the health insurance marketplaces are known.

Former presidents are eligible for lifelong health care through military hospitals. But Obama — who will be 55 years old by the time his second term ends in January 2017 — could also get insurance through a future employer.