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Report details US administration’s efforts to enlist outside support for Affordable Care Act

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 23 April 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g2910
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. 1Seattle

Kathleen Sebelius, the outgoing US health and human services secretary, asked five organizations to support efforts by a nongovernmental group that was working to enroll US residents in health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, says a new report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO),1 an investigative agency of the US Congress.

The group, Enroll America, was formed to maximize the number of uninsured people to be enrolled through the 2010 health reform law and has close ties to the Obama administration.

At the time that Sebelius is said to have approached the organizations, opponents of the act in Congress had slashed funding for its implementation, seeking to undercut …

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