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Healthcare hotline spells very dirty word

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Number-savvy callers to the new healthcare help line might get an unexpected expletive.

To help people sign up for the healthcare marketplace, the federal government has created a help line, 1-800-318-2596. 

A reporter with the Washington Free Press noticed that if you exclude the 1 when dialing, the federal Obamacare hotline is 1-800-F1U-*KYO.

The story has become a viral sensation, getting picked up by BuzzFeed and the Huffington Post.

We called the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services for comment but no one was available.

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