October 04, 2013
Our National Nightmare Day 4
In order to achieve fame and notoriety of any kind you have to do something truly extraordinary, something that clearly sets you apart from others and makes people say, “Wow, I can’t believe it.”
For example, successfully signing up for health care on one of the Obamacare exchanges run by the federal government.
Although the government shutdown has nothing to do with the exchanges (they are funded separately), it appeared that no one had been able to accomplish the task, no one, that is, until now.
Indeed, we must now consider adding to the pantheon of heroic pioneers of the unknown, Robert Peary, Edmund Hillary, and Neil Armstrong, the name:
Yes, Chad Henderson purchased insurance on Obamacare and celebrated it on Twitter. His feat was of such note, his courage of such splendor, his valor of such regard, that the White House felt compelled to bring it to the attention of the media, which of course went into a wild frenzy over our new hero.
So, who is Chad Henderson?
Just a young lad trying to get a fair shake on health insurance.
"I've read a few articles about how young people are very critical to the law's success. I really just wanted to do my part to help out with the entire process."
What a nice young man!
"I had to wait like everybody else.”
An everyday man of the people, even.
“After creating an account and getting logged in, it was pretty smooth sailing."
And what about his $175 monthly premium?
"It was a little more than I was expecting.”
Ah, you precocious little rascal, you.
And we probably should have checked first, but do you get paid to engage in progressive political advocacy? Because if you do, then Chad is still just like you and me.
Oh, and we should also probably mention that he didn’t actually purchase any insurance. He really just “enrolled in the marketplace,” just not enrolled enrolled if you know what we mean. But look, he totally got online and created an awesome account and looked at various options for like, who knows how long, and is SO going to buy that $175 monthly plan once he gets done with all his media engagements.
But partisan supporters of the President aren’t the only Obamacare success stories. There’s also Brendan Mahoney, the perfect example of the kind of person Obamacare was designed to help. The downtrodden, the forgotten, the little people struggling to get by, the third-year law students who were already paying for health insurance but can now get on Medicaid and have their health insurance paid by taxpayers instead.
Turning productive citizens taking responsibility for themselves into wards of the state dependent on others.
It’s a new dawn in America!
In other news, the National Park Service continues to struggle through the shutdown given the critical tasks it must still perform such as closing down areas they have no authority to and hassling citizens for no obvious reason.
We did note this morning that some revolutionaries had torn down the barriers on the second scenic overlook on the George Washington Parkway.
Godspeed 21st-century minutemen, Godspeed.
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Posted by: JP | Oct 5, 2013 2:32:53 AM