Despite a huge number of reports of technical failures that kept people from creating accounts at the last three days, Mediaite notes that one lucky winner of the health insurance exchange lottery was Chad Henderson, who was interviewed about that miraculous development by virtually every media outlet in America. As he wrote on Facebook:

I’ve now been interviewed by The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post,Chattanooga Times Free Press, The Huffington Post, Enroll America, and POLITICO!! Those stories will be published in the coming days. I have a press conference call with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services later tonight. Also, local folks….. my interview with Kimberly Barbour WRCB-TV will be aired TONIGHT at 5:30pm on WRCB Channel 3 Eyewitness News so be sure to check it out thanks for all your support!

Wow, that’s a lot more coverage than most people were able to score from a visit to the broken health insurance exchange website. Another amazing coincidence: Henderson lists himself on LinkedIn as an Organizing for America (i.e., @BarackObama) volunteer working to continue the president’s agenda.

It’s not fair to say that Henderson is the only person to sign up successfully; some guy named Ian got through as well. But man, that is a lot of media interest in just one guy, especially considering the White House was crowing about 4.7 million unique visitors to

Henderson promises that he’s not a paid spokesman for Obamacare; that was just a joke LOL.

A screenshot for posterity:


What are talking points? And why does it matter that one “success” story is garnering such an undue level of attention?

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  • Jake Wilde

    OK but not a surprise. lol

    • QWYS (Hydralisk of the Swarm)

      Exactly, like the SEIU paying ‘protesters’ to harass WWII vets. There is really nothing anyone associated to The Hindmost can do to shock me at this point.

      • Texan357

        LOL @ “The Hindmost.” :)

        • CatHerder ✓fire! ✓fire!

          He really is a Puppeteer.

          • conservativechick

            So does HE at least get some free health care for that performance? They all seem so disappointed when they find out that, for most, it’s not free.

      • Jake Wilde

        There is no depth too low for them to push agenda to win. It isn’t about country anymore and the people, it is all about pushing an agenda and get the heck out of the way or you are a racist!

        • snowleopard (the true one)

          Absolutely, and racism is the heart of the bankrupt ideology of the left. Once the truth is presented around them, they act as if a pack of rabid wolves.

      • snowleopard (the true one)

        Understood, there is no depths which they will not descend to in order to get their way.

    • snowleopard (the true one)

      No shock at all, its more propaganda spin and fabrication from the admin. It is to make people despise the conservatives, and hope to force them to cave in completely before the obstinate obstructionism by Reid and Obama.

      This is the same as the journalist who interviewed Rand Paul last night, he told her there is enough tax revenues that come in monthly to pay the interest on the national debt, therefore avoiding a default.

      The journalist countered “If you do not pay your bills and raise the debt-ceiling, you have defaulted anyway.”

      The idiocy of the left is only matched by their arrogance and hubris.

    • conservativechick

      HAHAHAHA This is so classic!

  • Brad Donald

    So obama is sending out OFA workers to lie about signing up.

    When do stop pretending these guys are not taking cues out of the FASCIST dictator handbook. They are acting more and more Nazi like by the day, already have the cult of personality in full swing. And pseudo science that they love. And they are still working on the brownshirts and how to use them.

    • Brad Donald

      Basically this OFA and SEIU are starting to be the brown shirts for the democrat party and Obama.

      • snowleopard (the true one)

        Yes, and the fact is, I wonder when they will realize the fate Obama has in store for them when, as with the brownshirts, they have outlived their usefulness.

    • Cyborg3K

      So this guy signs up – are his premiums being paid for out of OFA slush funds (ie the taxpayers)?

    • BronxJo

      Shouldn’t he have been on his parents plan? Perhaps they saw the new premiums and just dropped coverage. After all, the law says we cannot be turned down, so sign me up after I get hit by a bus.

  • Michelle ✓classified

    “vend off”? Used it twice, so it’s not a typo. My word, the stupidity…it should hurt.

    • Jack Deth

      It probably throbs like a toothache. The dull, continuous kind that denies sleep.

    • TugboatPhil ✓Mate

      Yeah, but he threw in an “lol” so it’s all good. It’s not like he’s a paid hack or anything.

      • Texan357

        “I had to lol” – does he really mean “I had to laugh out loud?” At being retweeted by Sebelius? Yeah, I’d probably have the same reaction…

      • pbhuckleberry

        Here is his latest tweet – now he is admitting it and trying a different angle. Apparently he isn’t bright enough to know that him volunteering is him working for them. ——–>

        Chad Henderson [email protected]
        The fact that I’m an OFA volunteer has nothing to do with my #Obamacare story. I didn’t get “special access” & I do not “work” for them.

    • Texan357

      Beat me to it. Indeed, he’s “Vending” something…

    • Jeremy

      lol.i saw that as well.He is a fine example of the Public School System.

      • Michelle ✓classified

        Naw, I say he’s just plain stoopid. I went to public school and I know the term is, “fend off” lmao vend off. Reminds me of how I cringe when I hear folks say, “anestesia”

        • Jeremy

          I went to a Public School as well and it was certainly way better then what we have now.This guy is stupid no doubt of that so,the fact he is an Obama supporter fits perfectly.

        • AMERICAN Kafir™ ✓ certified

          Or “strenths”? (Instead of “strengths”)

    • Bruce

      Next week, Chad is going to do a presentation on the Common Core edumacation inishatif (I’d advise him to replace the “v” with an “f,” but I’m afraid that I’d be too tempted to add to the “f” three more letters followed by the pronoun “you”).

    • Lord Foggybottom

      Wasn’t “Vend Off” a comedy bit by Bob and Doug McKenzie?

      Vend off! To the Great White North
      Vend off! It’s a beauty way to go
      Vend off! Calgary is looking pretty good right now
      Vend off! Coz America’s going the way of the Dodo

  • tjack

    Why aren’t Obama’s supporters signing up in droves?

    • ObamaFail

      Because the ones who actually visited the site are now sitting and pondering which is cheaper, signing up for their Gods law, or paying the fine that you’re hit with if you don’t sign up.

      • BronxJo

        Bingo, all the ones who cheered this on suddenly realize that 95 a year is cheaper than one of those Bronze plans with 6K deductible, before they pay 50 % of the doctor or hospital bill. (Emblem NY) or Oscar in NY that is over 6K *per family member*.

    • lainer51

      still trying to turn computer to “ON”

      • Casca

        Nah- they are waiting for the homeless to get off of the library’s computers ( looking at porn) so they can log on

    • Dixie_Sugarbaker

      Because most of them have been exempted from Obamacare.

  • CombatDiver

    I surprised it took this long for people to figure it out. As soon as I heard about this dude I knew something was up.

  • Jack Deth

    Memo to Mr. Henderson:

    Your name and story were mentioned by the left’s Arch Nemesis, Rush Limbaugh this afternoon. And discussed for about fifteen minutes. Expect more of the same, though more meticulous, tomorrow. It’s also come under the attention of the Twitchy Team and its tech savvy Irregulars.

    Just how long to you plan on lying through your teeth and keyboard before you are completely exposed for the fraudulent Obama Poster Boy you are?

    • grais

      If these people were capable of feeling embarrassment, they would.

    • AMERICAN Kafir™ ✓ certified

      So wait, is this the guy that got approved for Medicaid? The 30-yr old “law student”?

      • Jack Deth


        Rush even used the phrase “Poster Boy for Medicare” and “Poster Boy for ObamaCare” during today’s broadcast.

        Fully expect Chris Plante and Rush to delve deeper into this tomorrow morning and afternoon.


        Chris Plante is devoting a segment this morning to Chad. And his “Sudden arrangement” to be interviewed by Politico, Salon, HuffPo, and perhaps, Mother Jones.

        In other words. The media fix is in!

        • BronxJo

          He should marry Sandra Fluke, he brings the Medicaid, she the birth control she forced Georgetown to buy her. A match made in Heaven.

      • Suzyqpie

        This is an interesting story. So the great success story of ObamaCare’s first day is the transformation of a future lawyer who was already paying for insurance into a welfare case. He qualified for Medicare. 0bamaCare will be free for many.

    • BronxJo

      He will probably turn out to be one of the worst trolls that hang around Hot Air and are missed by the ban hammer.

  • TugboatPhil ✓Mate

    Sarah Kliff
    I found one!! Meet Chad Henderson, who has in fact bought health insurance on the federal marketplace.

    When I first read this, I thought it said “feral” marketplace. After some consideration I think it should say that.

    • CatHerder ✓fire! ✓fire!

      Get along wi’ your wild notions!

  • Texan357

    “Vend off” some criticism, indeed. This man is a veritable vending machine. BS for sale!

  • Nonsens

    Just to be clear….he volunteers to lie for Obama, he does not get paid to lie for Obama.

    • FilleGitane

      He gets hot wings and pizza though right?

    • BronxJo

      That is debatable, as he claimed at first that he was a paid troll.

  • DngrMse

    Sounds like Chad just got exposed. Prediction: The media will now collectively forget he ever existed.

  • Right Wired ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    If phony were a country, he’d be China.

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    So, one OFA guy turned out to sign up for Obamacare? Wow, that’s worse than an OFA protest.

  • Lord Foggybottom

    The left is just as bad at forging success stories as they are at forging birth certificates.

    • Zanshi

      And keeping hashtags from being hijacked by conservatives. :)

    • QWYS (Hydralisk of the Swarm)

      Hush, you are going to hurt Julia’s feelings.

  • Mr_Popular

    I looked at that Facebook page (ACA signup page whatever it is) and saw a couple of other posts that looked a bit too enthusiastic and phony. I’ll bet there were several planted “friends” strategically scattered on that time-line.

  • FilleGitane

    His name is Chad. That’s all you need to know.

    • lainer51


  • Maxx

    4.7 million flocked to the site and yet they’re all calling on the same bird.

    Christ, could these tools possibly be any more pathetic.

    • lainer51


      • FilleGitane

        I talked to some friends in France. They’re even laughing about it over there.

  • Dixie_Sugarbaker

    Congratulations on getting insurance that you could have gotten last year, last month, last week.

    • FilleGitane

      and a lot cheaper.

  • Thomas, Snarkmaster General

    For some reason, Chad Henderson reminds me of Honey Boo Boo.

  • rivers

    Where are all the Julias? And if they’re not signed up, how are they getting their birth control? Don’t they like die or something without it?

  • Bklynnygirl

    UPDATE: It turns out Henderson’s knowledge of OFA was not the result of his astuteness or political acumen. According to his LinkedIn profile, he is a current OFA volunteer. Maybe those many media outlets who spoke with him will make note of this seemingly relevant fact.

  • lonestar

    Last week, he was quoted $44 monthly, Tuesday his rate jumped to $180 and doesn’t include dental or vision. Oh, and he doesn’t qualify for any subsidies. Wonder how he likes his idol’s health care plan now?

  • John Smith

    Liberals lie?
    I am shocked. Shocked I tell ya.

  • Jeremy

    of course he got paid to do it but,of course he denies it.He is just taking after his buddy Obummer.

  • cmazzJK

    Do Democrats do anything…anything at all….just one thing, please…. Honest at all, seriously, please name one thing… Anything, Somebody… anybody…

  • Elron Aven

    Chad Henderson co-stars in a new Segal movie — “Audit Proof”

  • IceColdTroll

    Jeez, what a SURPRISE!

  • FilleGitane

    Looks like they found another Obamacare success story from Chicago. This woman has some major assets and she’s getting a subsidy? This one looks dodgy as well.

  • j95lee

    What does it mean to “vend off” something? Did he mean “fend off”?

    • Bristel

      Vend off? I’m guessing it means to sell off. Vend = sell. So he’s a sell out? 😉

      • King Leer

        A sellout would imply scruples previously not in evidence. The Obama Cultists calling card.

  • TocksNedlog

    Okay but, inquiring minds want to know, did he get a free Obama phone out of the deal?

  • Zathras11 @B5

    @ChadHenderson “I posted that day ago to vend off some criticism…”

    Typical Obama-ite. FEND, not “vend”, dolt.

  • Anthony Clay

    it just doesn’t end

  • fivebyfive

    No fair, you actually checked his backround. You’re supposed to believe whatever they tell you.

  • LR99

    Lets see how long he keeps paying the premiums when he can’t find a physician who’ll see him!

  • Golphin

    Isn’t Chad Chers uh— son? Daughter? Whatever it is today.

  • JustAskin’

    This would be an act of mental cruelty, but I’d like to see him interviewed by Hannity or Cavuto. Fox and Friends might make him squirm a little too. Whatever happened to ethics?

    • Suzyqpie

      Ethics…is antediluvian. Ethics is optional if the premise promotes All Things 0bama. See how casually this guy suspends integrity and then defends his position. Corey Booker and his composite buddy T-bone, same gig. It used to be called propaganda, now it is called loyalty.

    • arttie

      What are you? A neandrathal, ethics indeed. Snark off/

      • JustAskin’

        Yep. As pointed out it is an antediluvian concept. However, that doesn’t lessen the need for it. I’m just old fashioned I guess.

  • Karin_A

    Look how often he says “LOL” and “haha” Looks so nervous!

  • tarandfeatherthecrooks

    Another lying tool. Gosh, they just keep coming like good little soldiers.

  • Fed Up Taxpayer

    So much for the annonimity of the internet. Dude got pw3nd.

  • Right Wired ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    I think the appropriate response here is: Liar, Liar, pants on fire.

  • IndySkye

    A student with a part-time job whose father couldn’t afford insurance has an extra $175 a month to buy essentially nothing with the assumed high deductible? As a student, I could only afford to go out to eat to a place like McDonalds once a week, and that was my big spend. This is strange.

  • Scotty Starnes

    Remember folks, this is from the same administration that got caught passing out white coats to the doctors at the White House. It’s all propaganda and fraud to trick the weak-minded, groupthinkers that are Obama’s base

  • King Leer

    Here’s Sid’s line to squelch all backtalk from the Proggys;

    “Can you name one- JUST ONE- person that has saved $2500 on their insurance that is unsubsidized?”

  • iVillageIdiot

    Not only is he an OFA Volunteer and president of some Dem youth club/org, but I read elsewhere his premiums under Obamacare went up 300%. If this is their poster child, I’d hate to hear about a “victim” of Obamacare.

    • snyper77

      It’s true.

  • snyper77


    Please look into this Twitchy! The kid could be totally lying.

    • D Guest

      Of course he’s lying. That was the lamest excuse ever, and you can see the proof in these photos and threads.

  • Mr.Richards

    Yep, we’ve seen this before!

  • krackerhac

    Someone ran his info through esurance rates prior to Obamacare and he’d of paid 44.00 a month for the exact same coverage he’s now paying $175.00 a month for. What a freaking twit.

  • SpaceRacer423

    That fact that the majority of the American public didn’t realize something was wrong when the were force to all interview the same person in order to call the web site a success shows you we have taught students to read but failed to teach them to reason.

  • Axelgreaser

    O.F.A. IS JUST MORE S.L.E.E.Z.Y O.B.A.M.A. B.S. U.g.h.! More lies, more treachery. More Chad Henderson’s. Let Auntie Maxine ‘Flounderpuss’ Waters ‘splain it to ya; honey: She always manages to let the truth slip. Look’a here: And if you don’t like it, she’s got news for y’all: This woman is nothing more than a more informative, truthful Obama: “And OFA, it’s very smart what he’s left in place…”