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October 04, 2013

Chad Henderson, ObamaCare Success Story (and, Coincidentally Enough, Diehard OFA Volunteer), Hasn't Signed Up For ObamaCare at All, Says Dad

Not my dad. His dad.

[I]n an exclusive phone interview this morning with Reason, Chad father's Bill contradicted virtually every major detail of the story the media can't get enough of. What's more, some of the details that Chad has released are also at odds with published rate schedules and how Obamacare officials say the enrollment system works.

The coverage of Chad Henderson has been massive. He was featured in The Washington Post Thursday as “the Obamacare enrollee that tons of reporters are calling.” He was also profiled in The Huffington Post as someone who “beat the glitches to sign up for Obamacare.” He was interviewed by Politico, multiple local news organizations, and, according to his Facebook feed, was asked to be part of a conference call hosted by the Department of Health and Human Services.

Chad's story was tweeted out by the official Obamacare Twitter feed. It was promoted to the media by Enroll America, a health-care activist group headed by a former White House communications staffer, as a sign of Obamacare’s success. Henderson told reporters at multiple news outlets that after a three-hour wait to sign up online, he enrolled around 3 a.m. Tuesday morning in an unsubsidized private insurance plan that would cost him about $175 a month. He also said that his father enrolled in separate coverage plan that would cost about $250 a month after factoring in the subsidies for which his father qualified on his approximately $24,000 annual income.

Hit the link to read more. His dad says that he definitely didn't enroll, or wasn't enrolled by Chad, and that he doesn't think Chad enrolled himself, either.

John Sexton reports that the media is very much downplaying how intensely partisan Chad Henderson is (and therefore, how unrepresentative he is of young people generally), which is part and parcel of their determination to portray every leftist activist as jus' an ordinary American citizen.

Ordinary?

I realize everyone in the media just nodded vigorously and ejaculated at that Tweet, but that is not representative of American youth.

This is more representative of American youth.


Indeed. Welcome to the World of Actual Knowledge, dear children.


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