Obama administration lining up NFL, NBA and Hollywood Stars to push for Obamacare
The White House is working to recruit Hollywood celebrities to help promote ObamaCare, a top celebrity political adviser told The Hill.From The Hill newspaper:
Trevor Neilson, a veteran of the Clinton White House, said he's in talks with the Obama administration and that his clients are "looking at ways to be involved."
Neilson represents Eva Longoria, John Legend and many other stars as president of Global Philanthropy Group. . . .
"I think the White House is very wise to identify partners to help market the Affordable Care Act," Neilson said Tuesday. . . . .
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Monday she is in talks with the NFL to help promote new insurance options under ObamaCare.
Sebelius said the football league has been "very actively and enthusiastically engaged" in discussions about a partnership to encourage people to enroll in newly available insurance plans."We're having active discussions right now with a variety of sports affiliates" about both paid advertising and partnerships to encourage enrollment, Sebelius told reporters.HHS is reportedly also in talks with the NBA to promote the law. . . .