A McFly and President Obama broke bread on Friday.
No, not Marty McFly — the character in the “Back to the Future” trilogy played by by Michael J. Fox. Instead, the president’s lunch buddy happened to be DC radio personality Tommy McFly, who is part of a group of young advocates helping push youth enrollment in the healthcare exchange.
At The Coupe restaurant in Washington, D.C.’s Columbia Heights neighborhood, the president, sans suit jacket, sat with five of these advocates who spoke to him about their efforts to promote and sign up young people in the healthcare exchanges.
“I’m proud of what you guys have been doing,” the president told the group.
McFly, a co-host of 94.7 Fresh FM’s morning show, is no stranger to Obama. The 28-year-old emceed the White House’s Easter Egg Roll and the National Christmas Tree lighting in previous years. In his online bio, he describes himself as a “big-hearted single guy who is always on the move around Maryland, Virginia and the District.”
He is also pitching in by helping the president push his signature health care reform law. High youth enrollment is considered to be critical to the success of the president’s plan.
The administration has not yet released demographic numbers for enrollment in the healthcare exchanges, so it’s unclear how many people between the ages of 18 and 34 have signed up.