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Chattanooga area man says he didn't lie about Obamacare site insurance

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Chad Henderson talks Thursday about his Internet experience applying insurance through the Affordable Care Act website. Photo by Angela Lewis/Times Free Press Chad Henderson talks Thursday about his Internet experience applying insurance through the Affordable Care Act website. Photo by Angela Lewis/Times Free Press

A day after a 21-year-old Flintstone, Ga., man entered the national media spotlight -- including a front-page Times Free Press story -- for being among the first Americans to actually get through Obamacare's glitchy website and enroll for coverage, he acknowledged that he hadn't actually completed that process.

Amidst the initial publicity, he was hailed by supporters of the Affordable Care Act as an example of the new system working, and was attacked by those against the law for buying into the plan and for being a volunteer for Organized for Action, a nonprofit organization promoting President Barack Obama's agenda.

On Friday, a libertarian magazine, Reason, called Henderson's account into question after a conversation with Henderson's father, who said that he and his son had not actually bought a plan off the Obamacare site yet.

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