Family Research Council

White House Looking for Team Players on Health Care


By Tony Perkins
July 05, 2013

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Nobody can score points for the health care law like the NBA and NFL. Hello, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. Is ObamaCare getting an assist from the NBA? The President hopes so. He's reaching out to some of the world's greatest athletes to get the ball rolling on ObamaCare enrollment. In an interview with reporters, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said the agency's talking to a "variety of sports affiliates" about partnerships to promote ObamaCare. If they can persuade the players, Americans could start seeing LeBron James or Kobe Bryant endorsing a lot more than sneakers! Unfortunately for taxpayers, the collaboration would come at a steep price. Then, there's the matter of politicizing the country's biggest sports leagues. If the NBA and NFL agree, it would put their franchises on record supporting one of the most partisan laws in America. And not just any law, but a tax-raising, freedom-crushing, abortion-funding law. I know these athletes are good sports, but when it comes to ObamaCare, they should leave the advocacy to the pros.

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