CQ HealthBeat reports that insurers, hospitals and trade groups are offering only "limited interest" in the campaign to educate Americans about the health law's coverage expansion. Meanwhile, other supporters are backing the grassroots effort to keep the Obama administration's agenda -- including the Medicaid expansion -- on track.
CQ HealthBeat: Associations Barely Opening Their Wallets For Enroll America Campaign
Judging by their trade groups, insurers and hospitals are showing limited interest in funding a nongovernmental enrollment campaign that could be critical to the success of coverage expansion under the health care law next year. But officials spearheading the Enroll America campaign were upbeat Wednesday about the money they will have to wage a strong education and enrollment effort this summer (Reichard, 3/14).
The New York Times: Obama Rallies Supporters And Donors To Keep His Campaign Agenda Alive
President Obama joined former campaign staff members and some of his most ardent supporters on Wednesday night, headlining a two-day meeting of an independent group, Organizing for Action, that is intended to bolster his agenda in Congress. The new group hopes to cut through Washington's legislative logjams by harnessing the millions of volunteers and donors who helped elect Mr. Obama to a second term last fall, turning their enthusiasm and money to grass-roots lobbying on issues like immigration, climate change and the expansion of Medicaid (Confessore and Shear, 3/13).
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