Obama Administration Ties Health Law To Civil Rights

When President Barack Obama met with African-American religious leaders just before the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, he asked for their help in the final push to carry out the health law. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius also noted the connection between access to health care and other opportunities.

The Wall Street Journal’s Washington Wire: Obama Asks African-American Churches For Help With Health Law
When President Barack Obama met with African-American religious leaders at the White House Monday in advance of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, he had a request: He asked for their help in the final push to implement the federal health care law. The president hosted representatives of major African-American denominations in the Roosevelt Room, where they discussed “how civil rights and equality are closely tied to voting rights and closing the gap on education, unemployment, and access to health care,” the White House said in a written statement (Radnofsky, 8/26).

The Hill: Sebelius Ties Health Care Law To Civil Rights Anniversary
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Monday tied President Obama's signature healthcare law to the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. Sebelius, in a post on the White House blog, said access to healthcare is key to other opportunities (Baker, 8/26).

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