Always listen to your mother! President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will be highlighting that message Wednesday as they host a group of moms in the Oval Office to promote Obamacare.
“Women are often the primary decision-makers on finances and health care for their families,” a White House official explained. “Moms have a huge influence on their kids and husbands and are a key demographic for the ongoing effort to make sure women and their families know the benefits they can access through the health law.”
The Obamas, who rarely co-host events in the Oval Office, aim to enlist moms in the campaign to convince their adult children, family members and peers to sign up for health insurance under the president's signature law.
The campaign has become only more urgent since Oct. 1 because of the botched rollout of the federal HealthCare.gov website for buying insurance. Obama officials notably worry they won’t get enough of the young, healthy enrollees they need to offset theRead More »from Obamas to host moms in Oval Office ‘Obamacare’ push