Washington (CNN) – House Speaker John Boehner sat at his desk in the U.S. Capitol and attempted to enroll in Obamacare on Thursday afternoon, but was unable to log on, and called his experience "pretty frustrating."
Boehner's office sent out an update that, four hours after he tried to enroll, the Speaker received an email from DC Health Link confirming he had been enrolled.
"The Speaker got a confirmation email about 45 minutes after that blog-post went out. Quite a coincidence," Boehner spokesman Michael Steel said.
In a release from Boehner's office detailing his "first person account," the Speaker logged onto the Washington DC health care exchange, where members of Congress and their staffs are directed to enroll for their new health care plans.
A picture that accompanied the release shows a screenshot of the DC exchange with the message "internal server error."
"Despite multiple attempts, I was unable to get past that point and sign up for a health plan. We've got a call into the help desk. Guess I'll just have to keep trying…" Boehner's original account continues, with another picture of Boehner sitting at his desk looking at his computer.