Worth Reading: THE SELLING OF OBAMACARE - WITH YOUR MONEY
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
By Jack MinorThe White House is doubling down on its promotion of Obamacare, the signature administration legislation that now is being reviewed by the U.S. Supreme Court for its constitutionality, with a new plan to spend $20 million of taxpayer money to promote it.The news follows by just days an order from the Obama administration that insurance companies send letters to all of their policy holders praising the plan.According to a report today from the Heritage Foundation, Obama’s Department of Health and Human Services has signed a contract for $20 million for a public relations firm to promote Obamacare.The report said the department’s Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services has awarded the contract to Porter Novelli. The firm, with offices worldwide, also promotes PepsiCo and Hewlett Packard products.The report said the campaign will aim to “educate” the public about “how to stay healthy” by promoting various aspects of Obamacare.
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