Sunday, April 21, 2013

What a joke...

White House Hires PR Firm to Push Obamacare
Newsmax.com
 
The Obama administration has hired public-relations giant Weber Shandwick to help sell Obamacare to the uninsured and persuade them to enroll in a healthcare plan.

Obamacare aims to cover uninsured Americans by expanding Medicaid and by imposing an “individual mandate” requiring everyone to have insurance or pay a tax. There is obvious concern in the White House, however, that many of the nation’s 37 million uninsured Americans will pay the tax rather than buy health insurance.

“Weber Shandwick won a $3.1 million contract to assist the Department of Health and Human Services with rolling out a campaign to convince skeptical — or simply confused — Americans that the act is good for them and persuade them to enroll in a health plan,” Advertising Age reported.

The PR firm will seek to implement “rollout communication” based on “old-fashioned marketing principles,” the magazine disclosed.

The HHS agency in charge of the campaign is the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Weber Shandwick is a global public relations firm with offices in 81 countries.

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