First lady suggests health care as holiday conversation topic
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.