Facebook post on a man’s struggle with Obamacare

rulings-tom-pantsonfireA closer look at a Facebook post on a man’s struggle with the Obamacare marketplace

Shortly after the the Obamacare insurance marketplace launched on Oct. 1, users of social media experienced a burst of complaints on Twitter and Facebook, ranging from technical glitches to substantive concerns.

But for our readers, one post stood out.

Many readers sent us a Facebook post that went viral and has since been circulated bychain-email. It was originally posted on the Facebook page of Healthcare.gov, the federal government’s portal to the new insurance marketplace created under President Barack Obama’s health care law. The marketplace is designed to offer one-stop shopping for health insurance plans for Americans whose employers do not offer coverage.

We will check a number of the post’s claims below.


This fact-check was PolitiFact’s second most viewed article of 2013 and shared over 50,000 times on Facebook.

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Published on: PolitiFact.com (October 2013).

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