NSYNC Member Accidentally Tweets Error in Plug of HealthCare Web Address, Alludes to As Charity
March 14, 2014
by Sarah Hurtubise
Former ‘NSYNC member and new White House HealthCare.gov outreach officer Lance Bass says he accidentally implied that the health care law is actually just a charity.
First he got the URL wrong for the website he was supposed to be promoting (of course), calling it ‘healthcare.org’ in a now-deleted tweet. Then Bass diplomatically corrected the mishap with a follow-up tweet: “Brain fart!! It’s healthcare.gov! I’ve been dealing w too many charities lately!”
Intense Twitter debate immediately sprung up in the tweet’s aftermath over whether Bass meant to call HealthCare.gov a charity or not; many charitable foundations use ‘.org’ web addresses. But maybe the ‘NSYNC prodigy has found something D.C. insiders have missed?
While the White House just doesn’t collect data on who’s signing up for HealthCare.gov, expert consulting firms have been compiling evidence for months that suggests most people who have signed up for Obamacare’s private coverage already had insurance — they just wanted subsidies.
Bass’s comment may just have been an insightful look at the Affordable Care Act as a new charity.