Somehow Chad Henderson slipped through the net of evilness* constructed by mean-spirited Republicans to keep people from turning on their computer and visiting healthcare.gov. Here’s a bit of an interview Henderson did with the Washington Post:
He logged onto the Web site around midnight on Oct. 1, ready to purchase coverage. Part of his decision was ideological: He wants the health-care law to succeed.
“I’ve read a few articles about how young people are very critical to the law’s success,” he told me. “I really just wanted to do my part to help out with the entire process.”
The sign-up process took about three hours.
However, an interview with Henderson’s father seems to contradict some of young Henderson’s story:
But details of Chad’s story proved difficult to verify. And in a phone interview conducted this morning, Chad’s father Bill contradicted major details of Chad’s story. I reached Bill Henderson by following a series of links at Chad’s Facebook page, through which I was able to speak directly to the father.
Bill Henderson told me that both he and his son were interested in getting coverage, but that he had not enrolled in any plan yet, and to his knowledge, neither had his son. He also said that when they do enroll, getting the most coverage for the least money would be the goal, and that he expects that he and his son will get coverage under the same plan.
Bill told me that Chad had been looking into plans online. “He told me that there’s different plans. And we haven’t decided which plans to enroll in yet.”
* There’s not really a net of evilness, but some supporters of President Obama would have you believe Republicans want to see people suffer and wallow in poverty. That’s not true, many of us simply believe there were better ways to solve the problems our health care and health insurance system face. Even now, there are a number of plans for addressing these problems floating around the Congress.