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Offline Rapunzel

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Meet the one person who is ‘so freakin’ excited’ for Obamacare

Friday, Oct 4, 2013 at 9:04 AM -0700

The launch of Obamacare has not quite gone according to plan, and the media has been hard pressed to find anyone with anything positive to say about the program. But alas the media has tracked someone down who is ‘so freakin’ excited’ to signup. But, as always, there’s a catch.

TheBlaze reports:

Chad Henderson is a 21-year-old Chattanooga State University student who works part-time at a day-care facility and had been without health insurance for the last 14 years.

So when the opportunity to sign up for Obamacare came Oct. 1, Henderson jumped on it. The whole process took him about three hours and ended at 3 a.m., but he got what he was looking for.

Turns out that Henderson is a big-time supporter of President Obama who wants to see Obamacare succeed. He’s an Organizing for Action volunteer, which means he helped elect Obama and works “to continue his agenda,” and also served as president of the Walker County Young Democrats and executive director of High School Democrats of Georgia, according to his LinkedIn profile.

“So almost 20% of his income is going to go right to Obamacare, and he’s excited,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “But this is really great because he’s just a regular person on the street and he’s so freaking excited about this. Of course, he is an Organizing for Action volunteer.”

So just how bad are the enrollment numbers? Glenn explains in the clip below:

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Re: Meet the one person who is ‘so freakin’ excited’ for Obamacare
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2013, 04:54:23 PM »
Ah, but guess what:

UPDATED: Obamacare Poster Boy Chad Henderson and His Dad Didn't Really Buy Insurance

Chad Henderson is the media’s poster boy for Obamacare. Reporters struggled this week to find individuals who said they had been able to enroll in one of the law’s 36 federally run health-insurance exchanges.

That changed yesterday, when they found Henderson, a 21-year-old student and part-time child-care worker who lives in Georgia and says that he successfully enrolled himself and his father Bill in insurance plans via the online exchange administered at

But in an exclusive phone interview this morning with Reason, Chad's father 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.

Just more Leftist's lies and misrepresentations. Surprised?
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