Do I understand this correctly? Congress denies funds to promote Obama Care, and after 37 times failed attempts to repeal Obama Care, they are trying a new approach.
Leaders in Congress are questioning Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’s solicitation of funds from private businesses and charities to help pay for public outreach on Obamacare to get prospective enrollees signed up for health exchanges.
Sebelius reportedly has sought donations for Enroll America, a private non-profit group that is working to get the uninsured covered under the 2010 health-care law.http://blogs.marketwatch.com/health-exchange/2013/05/13/sebelius-solicitation-of-obamacare-outreach-funds-raises-eyebrows/ Corporations can give unlimited (anonymous) funds for elections of "business representatives" in congress. But when a Public official tries to augment a funding shortage for promotion of a non political program through a non-profit organization, it becomes illegal? I am sure that this whole "consternation" is based on a mere technicality. But in view of SCOTUS rulings on "corporate personhood" and "articulate money" for donations of hundreds of millions of dollars for the "promotion" of a political agenda, the effort to raise a few dollars for promotion of "public health" service which has no political agenda seems entirely appropriate. But of course, mention Obama Care and Republicans go "berserk" once again.