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Obama signs up for health care, selects ‘bronze’ plan in D.C. exchange

President Obama  is driven through the Kailua, Hawaii, neighborhood where he is spending his annual holiday vacation with his family on Dec. 21. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)

HONOLULU – President Obama has enrolled in the federal health-care insurance exchanges, selecting a bronze-tiered insurance plan on the D.C. marketplace, the White House announced Monday.

In advance of Monday’s key enrollment deadline, Obama signed up for coverage over the weekend during the start of his holiday vacation here in Hawaii in what a White House official described as a “symbolic” act to promote the Affordable Care Act, his signature legislative achievement.