Shortly before 7 PM on Tuesday, the first day online enrollment was available, Obama for American volunteer Chad Henderson tweeted out: “Enrolled in #Obamacare just now! Looking forward to having affordable healthcare for the first time!”
Chad also included the twitter handles of some local news media organizations to ensure that the Georgia native’s announcement would get attention. And it did. The Washington Post, Politico, and The Huffington Post all interviewed Chad.
There’s just one problem. His story isn’t true.
Doubt’s about Chad’s account began today when Reason health care write Peter Suderman reported that, contra Chad’s claims, Chad’s dad Bill, had not signed up for a health care plan. “We haven’t decided which plans to enroll in yet,” Bill told Suderman.