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Ohio man able to sign up for Obamacare after only 3,118 failed attempts

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If you don’t succeed at first, try, try again. And again and again and again. ABC Cleveland affiliate WKYC has the story of a man who is the living embodiment of perseverance. His name is Lew Garrett and he resides in Massillon, Ohio.

In October, when Healthcare.gov went live, Garrett — a self-employed independent contractor whose existing health plan was canceled — tried to enroll in Obamacare. No dice. So he took another shot at it, but still success eluded him. He attempted to log on at different hours of the day and night. Nothing. Thinking the problem might be his computer, he tried a dozen others, but none of them held the key to signing up at the elusive government website.

By the time Garrett finally managed to jump through the necessary rings and over the requisite hurdles to obtain the promise of coverage, he had set what is likely a Guinness World Record for stick-to-itiveness.

“It was 3,118 attempts,” he said. “I had spoken to 49 people and only three of which I would trust with my order at the McDonald's drive-through.”

Read the rest of the story here.

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