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Kathleen Sebelius to NAACP: Push Obamacare as you did civil rights
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Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of health and human services, said to an NAACP crowd in Orlando, Fla., earlier this week that members ought to pursue implementation of the president’s signature health care reform, Obamacare, with the same furor they sought equal rights.
“Start spreading the word,” she said, as Newsmax reported. “Download tool kits and customize fliers to hang up at local businesses and restaurants and barbershops and beauty salons.”
Mrs. Sebelius called on the group — and specifically religious leaders — to help individuals in their respective communities understand how to best obtain coverage under President Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
“Few voices are more powerful than yours,” Mrs. Sebelius said, as Newsmax reported. “Those are the ones trust in communities.”
She also called on the group to approach Obamacare as if it were a civil right issue and to tap into that passion.
“You showed it early in the fight against lynching and discrimination,” Mrs. Sebelius said. “You showed it by showing inalienable rights are secured in the courtroom and at the ballot box. You showed it by supporting a health law 100 years in the making.”
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