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Should the federal government spend $684 million on marketing ads for Obamacare?

An article in MSN Money states that the ad barrage is expected to begin before October, when people can sign up for the program. The spots will run across radio, television and social media.

The article states there are about 16% of people living in the US that are without health insurance. Government surveys state that those 16% are unaware of Obamacare and must be informed. If you have radio, TV, or a computer for social media .... you have already heard of Obamacare ...

We see the State Department spending 863 K on favorable votes on facebook and the Health Dept spending 684 Million on Obamacare ads. The purpose of ads are to influence your thoughts, to market, to sell. Is that the job of the government?

Should all laws passed have a attached budget for ad campaigns.

Should the government be involved in ad campaigns at the taxpayers expense?

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    Jul 25 2013: Robert.
    There is a slight taint to this..... I am not sure about "ads" The government has an existing office to provide information to consumers out in Pueblo Co. It is their jobs to prepare and distribute all information on government programs to the public... Why is there an extra special ad program at more expense.... If I see ads for healthcare and voter registration and help with absentee ballots... I will get my nose adjusted.
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      Jul 25 2013: Mike the article was in MSN Money and clearly stated that "many" ad agencies are preparing ads and commercials. This lead me to believe that this was contracted outside of the government.

      You can read the article and see if I am on the wrong track .... please.

      Thanks for the reply. Bob.

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