There are reports that the Obama administration is seeking the support of the NFL and NBA to promote Obamacare. They refuse to admit to a connection so there may be no affiliation.
The Department of Health and Human Services reportedly asked professional sports leagues to help them promote Obamacare’s benefits. The leagues reach a wide audience, especially the young and healthy crowd the administration is trying to court so premiums on the exchange do not soar from an influx of older, sicker patients.
Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Monday that the NFL has been “very actively and enthusiastically engaged” in the discussions, according to The Hill newspaper.
“Our only comment is that we have nothing to report at this time,” NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said. “There was a similar report last week about the NBA.”
Here is the Huffington Post talking about how much they love this partnership.