Obscene! Dept. of HHS Spent $1.5 Million On TV Studio Used To Promote Obamacare


It’s absolutely obscene.  The Department of Health and Human Services spent $1.5 Million of our taxpayer money in FY2012 on a TV studio.  They use the studio almost exclusively to pump out Obamacare propaganda.

According to the Washington Free Beacon,

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is promoting Obamacare through its $1.5 million television studio, which is currently being upgraded for a more “cinematic look.”

The agency has five broadcast studios, known as “HHS-TV,” that are tasked with communicating with the public in times of emergency, such as a pandemic.  HHS-TV is also used for public service announcements and press conferences.

However, the studio’s operations in recent months have been almost exclusively devoted to promoting Obamacare. …

The studio has also produced four “What’s at stake?” videos, which criticize the House of Representatives for voting to repeal Obamacare.

One video targeted at women’s claims that if the law is repealed, one in three women will lose access to birth control.  Another said “young adults” between 19 and 25 will lose coverage through their parents’ plans.

Nearly all of the videos currently on the HHS-TV website promote Obamacare, though one animated video pushes President Obama’s “preschool for all” initiative.

“If you care about children and our nation’s future, you can share this information with those who can help make a difference,” the video said.

Taxpayers spent $1.5 million in fiscal year 2012 to operate the HHS broadcast studio, which is used “as a lead component in their communication strategies.”