Sens. Grill White House On $20M Health Reform PR Campaign

Law360, New York (June 14, 2012, 5:37 PM EDT) -- Senate Republicans said Thursday they want answers on what role the White House's budget director played in awarding a controversial $20 million contract to publicly promote the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

The letter to the Office of Management and Budget labels the public-relations effort, which was authorized by the health reform law, a “propaganda campaign” that should immediately be canceled in light of the Supreme Court’s pending decision on the act’s constitutionality.

Money for the campaign came from a fund that covers preventive care....
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