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First Lady Promotes Health Law To Moms, Minorities

In addition to joining her husband in a White House meeting with mothers, Michelle Obama will do a series of interviews with the nation's most popular African-American radio hosts to encourage people to sign up for coverage through the health law.

The Associated Press/Washington Press: Obama, First Lady Meet With Moms On Health Care
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are meeting with mothers in the Oval Office to promote the president’s health care law. The White House says Wednesday’s meeting will focus on ways the law can benefit families. White House spokesman Jay Carney says moms are a key part of the administration’s outreach because they play a major role in helping their family members, peers and adult children sign up for health insurance coverage (12/18). 

The Hill: First Lady To Go On Radio Blitz For Obamacare
Michelle Obama will sit for a trio of interviews with urban radio stations as part of a coordinated White House blitz intended to promote ObamaCare coverage among mothers and minorities. The first lady will be interviewed Wednesday evening by Yolanda Adams, Al Sharpton, and Joe Madison, three of the nation’s most popular African American talk radio hosts (Sink, 12/17).

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