The Obama Administration will be selling the benefits of Obamacare...in San Antonio.
1200 WOAI news has learned that the White House plans to dispatch 'top aides and cabinet secretaries' to the cities 'with the most uninsured people.'
Three Texas cities, San Antonio, Houston, and Dallas are on that list, so we will be welcoming top White House officials to tout the values of the Affordable Care Act. UPDATE: HHS Secretary Sibelius will be in San Antonio on Friday along with Mayor Castro talking about how good Obamacare is.
Matt Angle, with the left leaning Lone Star Project, says it will help the whole community get more people insured.
"Right now, individuals are going to hospital emergency rooms, so it is costing taxpayers money," Angle told 1200 WOAI's Michael Board.
Angle says Republicans in Texas have been spreading 'misinformation,' so it is important to get the word out about the benefits of the program.
"Texans in the state leadership don't want to see Obamacare to succeed, so the White House needs to step in and fill that role," said Phillip Martin with the liberal activist group Progress Texas.
Governor Rick Perry is a critic of the President's initiative, but San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro is a major backer of Obamacare. Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff has touted it as a way to cut local property taxes, because it will theoretically stop the uninsured from showing up at the emergency room of taxpayers-supported University Hospital.
Angle says Obamacare and the acceptance of the program has become a political issue, and it is important that, despite problems with the Obamacare web site, the Democrats keep up the political pressure.
"Republicans seen their own political futures tied to blocking expanded health care," Angle said.