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The cost of selling ‘Obamacare’
The Associated Press says at least $684 million will be spent on publicity, marketing and advertising to sell the public on the Affordable Care Act.
The Obama administration and many states are launching campaigns this summer to get the word out before enrollment for new benefits begins in October.
Spending will vary dramatically across the country, an Associated Press analysis finds. States that have embraced the health care law have sought and received far more money on a per capita basis than states that have been more reluctant or even hostile to its implementation.
To see what’s being spent by state, click on the map:
To see which local health centers have received federal outreach grants, go to: http://www.hrsa.gov/about/news/2013tables/outreachandenrollment