First lady sug­gests health care as hol­i­day con­ver­sa­tion topic

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First lady Michelle Obama sug­gests Amer­i­cans talk about Oba­macare over the hol­i­days, ac­cord­ing to an email in­vi­ta­tion to Demo­cratic Party back­ers.

“As you spend time with loved ones this hol­i­day sea­son, be sure to talk with them about what health care re­form can mean to them,” she said in the email that con­tained 14 talk­ing points that could be raised.

Ac­cord­ing to the New York Post, Mrs. Obama’s tips are posted on an In­ter­net site op­er­ated by Or­ga­niz­ing for Ac­tion, called “Health Care for the Hol­i­days.” The goal of the tips, the site says, is to “get the ball rolling” on wide­spread Oba­macare en­roll­ment — a much-needed sce­nario, given the founder­ing and fail­ings the gov­ern­ment Health­Care.gov site has suf­fered since it’s Oc­to­ber kick-off. Demo­crat on the House over­sight com­mit­tee and one of the first lead­ers in his state to en­dorse Mr. Obama’s pres­i­den­tial can­di­dacy six year ago.

Mr. Cum­mings, the White House’s big­gest de­fender in a Repub­li­can­con­trolled com­mit­tee whose agenda is wag­ing war against the ad­min­is­tra­tion over Beng­hazi, the IRS scan­dal, a gun­track­ing op­er­a­tion and now health care, said he still thinks Mr. Obama is op­er­at­ing with in­tegrity. But he noted that not all his Demo­cratic col­leagues agree.

“They want to make sure that ev­ery­thing pos­si­ble is be­ing done to, No. 1, be trans­par­ent, (2,) fix this web­site sit­u­a­tion and, 3, to re­store trust,” Mr. Cum­mings said.

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