The federal government paid WebMD “nearly $14 million to promote Obamacare, as part of a government initiative designed to get Americans to turn to “official information” on the health care law.” The Washington Free Beacon,
“The contract amount is much higher than was previously known, new documents revealed on Tuesday.
“The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a “limited source justification” to extend WebMD’s contract through September 2015. The government has obligated a total of $13,932,914 for the “Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Health Care Priorities Educational Initiative” thus far…
“WebMD was first awarded the contract in September 2011. The document released on Tuesday authorizes the company to receive approximately $650,000 more for the “continued education” of consumers through Sept. 15, 2015.
When the government’s deal with WebMD was first revealed last November, the contract wasreportedly worth $4.8 million.”