Chattanooga area man persists through glitches, becomes among 1st to sign up for Obamacare

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It was 3 a.m. before Chad Henderson made it through the online gauntlet of website crashes, error windows and hours of frozen screens. But at last, a Web page flickered and Henderson was facing his prize: The online application to apply for health insurance for his father and himself for the first time in 14 years.

Later that day on Oct. 1, the 21-year-old from Flintstone, Ga., fired off a Tweet: "Enrolled in #Obamacare just now! Looking forward to having affordable health care for the first time!" and attached several local news outlets onto the message.

He had heard reports that no one had been able to sign up for the new Affordable Care Act insurance plans, which went live that day.

Within hours, his phone blew up.