The Obama Administration plans to recruit sports superstars to help promote the new health care law, but New Orleans area Congressman Steve Scalise cries "foul". He says Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has talked with NBA and NFL officials about having athletes help promote Obamacare.
Scalise says the federal government regulates professional sports and it's unethical for them to ask sports teams or athletes to promote White House policies. He says it's especially bad that the average NFL or NBA fan could end up taking a big financial hit once the Affordable Care Act fully kicks in. Scalise says Congress is already investigating Sebelius for soliciting insurers to help pay to promote the health reforms. He's sent letters to the commissioners of both leagues, asking them to share details about what Sebelius and HHS have asked them to do in "cheering on" implementation of Obamacare.