$20 Million in propaganda to promote Obamacare

Ethel C. Fenig
Relax you majority of Americans who oppose Obamacare. President Barack Obama (D) and the Congress that passed the president's namesake law heard you.

That's the good news.

The bad news is--and not that this is a surprise--they didn't care, don't care, won't care. Realizing that citizens would not want this legislation even before it was passed and people found out what was in it, the law's architects cleverly mandated a "national multimedia education campaign," for it. In other words propaganda - a clever public relations campaign. So, adding to the US's $15,000,000,000,000 debt while fulfilling the mandate The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services just tossed $20,000,000 to the high powered and...surprise!...politically connected,  financially generous Porter Novelli communications firm to do the deed according to The Hill which picked up the news from PR Week.

"The campaign will inform the American people about the many preventive benefits now available to those with Medicare, Medicaid, and private health insurance as a result of the Affordable Care Act," a representative from the Department of Health & Human Services said.

Because we Julias and even  Julians just couldn't do it ourselves.


Relax you majority of Americans who oppose Obamacare. President Barack Obama (D) and the Congress that passed the president's namesake law heard you.

That's the good news.

The bad news is--and not that this is a surprise--they didn't care, don't care, won't care. Realizing that citizens would not want this legislation even before it was passed and people found out what was in it, the law's architects cleverly mandated a "national multimedia education campaign," for it. In other words propaganda - a clever public relations campaign. So, adding to the US's $15,000,000,000,000 debt while fulfilling the mandate The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services just tossed $20,000,000 to the high powered and...surprise!...politically connected,  financially generous Porter Novelli communications firm to do the deed according to The Hill which picked up the news from PR Week.

"The campaign will inform the American people about the many preventive benefits now available to those with Medicare, Medicaid, and private health insurance as a result of the Affordable Care Act," a representative from the Department of Health & Human Services said.

Because we Julias and even  Julians just couldn't do it ourselves.