Senator Wicker blasts Obamacare push during NCAA tournament

Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., on Wednesday slammed the Obama administration’s decision to advertise ObamaCare during the NCAA basketball tournament.

“This is yet another desperate attempt by the administration to persuade young people to enroll in the president’s unaffordable, unworkable, and unpopular policy,” Wicker said in a statement. “Rather than spending an inordinate amount of time and taxpayer dollars to roll out celebrity endorsements and slick advertisements, the president should work with Republicans to find real market-driven solutions to America’s health care crisis.”

The tournament, which kicks off Tuesday and ends in early April, is perfectly timed for the administration’s enrollment push ahead of the March 31 deadline, The Hill reported. It also aligns with Obama’s interests – he’s a big time basketball fan.

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