Obama Admin pays $17 million for PR campaign to tout ObamacareMay 25, 2012 No Comments
May 25, 2012 / MariaNews.com
Obama Admin pays $17 million for PR campaign to tout Obamacare
(FoxNews.com) – The Department of Health and Human Services’ recently signed $17.6 million dollar contract with public relations firm Porter-Novelli, to tout the Affordable Care Act, is coming under congressional scrutiny.
Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, has written a letter to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius asking for details on how that money will be used.
“If you’re trying to educate the public as to how to comply with a specific law, there might be a purpose in it,” Portman told Fox News. “If, on the other hand, you’re doing a PR blitz to try to sell a program during an election year, that seems to me to be more in the realm of something a political organization should be paying for rather than us as taxpayers.”
The HHS website describes the purpose of the Porter-Novelli contract as ”a national integrated multi-media campaign education campaign that promotes the preventive healthcare benefits available to all Americans as a result of the Affordable Care Act.”
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