“The Boy Who Cried Obamacare" - Media Darling Exposed As FraudSubmitted by McWilly on Thu, 10/10/2013 - 15:36
In what comes as a very small shock, the liberal media, who jumped at the chance to cover ANYONE who was actually able to sign up for Obamacare in order to try to put a gloss on this horrible thing, have made fools of themselves with a recent gaffe concerning one Chad Henderson. Mr. Henderson was “chosen” by the White House as a success story to share with the media – showing that hey, any ol’ American can sign up and it’s not so bad. Said the Chadster, earlier this week:
“It is such a huge honor,” Henderson, a student with a part-time job at a day care center, said of the flood of attention. “The fact that the White House shared my story and Enroll America asked me for some help is a major blessing to me.”
Hand picked by Obama himself, perhaps!
Except…it’s all made up garbage! Reason Magazine exposes this White House-sponsored fraud. Here is the basic background:
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.
Chad’s decision to purchase his own, separate plan might surprise some. A monthly premium of $175 would represent about 30 percent of his pre-tax take home pay—about $583 a month on the $7,000 part-time income he claimed. And he could have chosen to be covered by his father’s plan, which, under the Affordable Care Act, would have been required to cover dependents up to the age of 26. Chad said his father encouraged him to be covered under his own plan, even though the cost was higher. “He’s old school, so he wants me to take responsibility,” Chad told The Huffington Post.