You didn’t think Barack Obama was going to leave the White House without saddling the American taxpayers with as much unnecessary and burdensome debt as possible, did you?
The Free Beacon reported:
The Obama administration last year spent more than $77 million on advertising costs to promote Obamacare, which a Republican-controlled White House and Congress are now working to repeal.
According to federal government contracts obtained by the New York Post, the Democratic-leaning public relations firm Weber Shandwick was hired to promote the Affordable Care Act. The Obama administration and Weber Shandwick spent $74.15 million on advertising on July 28, 2016, and another $3.69 million on Sept. 9, 2016.
Of the $77 million of taxpayer money spent, $64 million was used for television, digital, and radio advertisements, $4 million for creative development and production, $5 million for direct response marketing, $2 million for campaign strategy, $1 million for branding, and $1.5 million for encouraging small business enrollment.
Despite efforts by the Obama administration, enrollment numbers for the Affordable Care Act at the end of 2016 were on track to be lower than the previous year. In addition, only 22 percent of Obamacare enrollees rated their health care plan as good, very good, or excellent in 2017, accordingto one survey.