In The Last Word’s very first episode of “Pinheads and White House Correspondents,” MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell features one of the reporters in the front row of the White House briefing room. At Wednesday’s White House press briefing, Fox News reporter Ed Henry asked Jay Carney whether he plans to enroll in the Affordable Care Act’s insurance exchanges set to open next week.
“Will Jay Carney enroll in this? Will White House staff enroll in Obamacare,” asked the Fox News reporter after citing reports that health care costs would rise under Obamacare. “It’s a simple question.”
Carney quickly clarified that Obamacare was designed to provide insurance to people who do not have employer provided health insurance.
“Absolutely,” Carney replied. “If I did not have employer provided health insurance—as I’m sure you do, unless there is something about Fox I don’t know—then I would absolutely enroll. And it would be more affordable because of it.”