Announcing the administration surpassed 7 million enrollees in Obamacare, President Obama said the White House didn't make a hard sell on Obamacare. "We didn't make a hard sell: We didn't have billions of dollars of commercials like some critics did."
According to the New York Times, however, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services alone spent $52 million this year promoting the law.
From January until the end of March, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which runs the HealthCare.gov site and administers the Affordable Care Act, will have spent $52 million on paid media, officials said.
Obama also lampooned critics of the law at the announcement Tuesday. "Many of the tall tales that have been told about this law have been debunked. There are still no death panels. Armageddon has not arrived," he said.
Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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