Obama Campaign’s Health Care Message Tailored To Minority Populations
Politico reports on the White House's focused outreach to minority groups that have very high rates of uninsurance. In a National Urban League appearance, President Barack Obama offered a defense of the health law and other policies.
Politico: White House Tailors Minority Health Care Pitch
The message: Blacks and Hispanics, among whom uninsured rates are significantly higher than among whites, stand to benefit disproportionately under the health law, gaining access to free preventive care and other services that will help reduce existing health care disparities. The sustained outreach from the White House aims to make voters eligible for new benefits aware of them and how to get them (Epstein, 7/26).
The New York Times: Obama Delivers Defense Of His Policy Efforts
President Obama wrapped up a three-day fund-raising swing with an emotional appearance here at the National Urban League conference, issuing a robust defense of his efforts to make higher education more affordable, to increase training programs for young people and to expand access to health care (Cooper, 7/25).
Meanwhile, in the Wisconsin Senate race -
Politico: Tommy Thompson Haunted By Ties To 'Obamacare'
Tommy Thompson has attacked "Obamacare" relentlessly during his Senate campaign in Wisconsin, calling the sweeping health care law a "budget-busting government takeover," intruding into the lives of private citizens. But as a private citizen, the Republican had a much different experience with the legislation: He held positions with eight companies and organizations that either benefited from Obamacare, strongly supported its passage or were considered models for the national law (Raju, 7/25).