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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Who Is Lying, Obama Admin Or NFL? 'No Plans To Engage' In Promoting Obamacare

By Susan Duclos

Last week, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said the Obama administration was in talks with the National Football League (NFL) to help promote Obamacare. Sebelius claimed the NFL was "very actively and enthusiastically engaged," in discussions with HHS regarding a partnership.

Three days after the article quoting Sebelius about the NFL's activity and desire to help promote Obamacare, two top Republican members of the Senate wrote to the Commissioner of the National Football League, reminding how divisive Obamacare continues to be throughout the country and warning him the NFL would "risk damaging its inclusive and apolitical brand by lending its name," to promoting Obamacare.

(Read the letter that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, sent the NFL embedded below this story)

The NFL is responding as seen by an update in an article written about this issue over at the  Washington Examiner:

We have responded to the letters we received from members of Congress to inform them we currently have no plans to engage in this area and have had no substantive contact with the administration about PPACA’s implementation.

The obvious question that presents itself is who is lying?

The Obama administration, via Sebelius, in claiming the NFL has been "very actively and enthusiastically engaged" in discussions with her agency to promote Obamacare?

Or is the NFL lying when they say there has been "no substantive contact with the administration," about Obamacare implementation?

Both statements cannot be true.