This is a map of all the states I have been to. Pink means I was just passing through or maybe spent a night. Orange means I've spent a few days there checking it out, Yellowstone or Glacier Park or Mt. Rushmore. Blue means I set my feet up there for a longer spell. Green means I've lived there. There's a white hole in the west, Nevada, because I don't gamble or rent whores, and I didn't do Mardi Gras in Nawlins either. Minnasocold and the Northeast corridor I've given a clean miss.
More than 100,000 people have enrolled in a private health plan since Obamacare's insurance marketplaces opened on Oct. 1, the federal government announced Wednesday. But the disparity across states was striking. The 14 states (plus D.C.) that created their own marketplaces accounted for nearly 80,000 of those sign-ups. HealthCare.gov, which serves the other 36 states, totaled less than 27,000.