The Pittsburgh Steelers will help President Barack Obama's administration promote Obamacare and the healthcare exchanges that launched last week with a multitude of glitches.
Steelers owner Dan Rooney, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and retired Steelers players will host an event at Heinz Field, where the Steelers play, on Thursday for an event.
Rooney is Obama's former Ambassador to Ireland.
According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the meetup is called the "Affordable Care Act education and enrollment event," and it will provide "Pennsylvanians the opportunity to learn more about the health insurance marketplace exchanges."
The Obama administration had tried to partner with sports leagues like the NBA and NFL to promote Obamacare but relented under pressure from Republicans in Congress. They have, though, started to partner with individual teams. For instance, the Obama administration partnered with the Baltimore Ravens to help residents of Maryland enroll in the exchanges.
shafnutz05 wrote:Maybe Dan Rooney can enroll himself in an old folk's home, since he's completely ineffectual at this point.
KennyTheKangaroo wrote:shafnutz05 wrote:Maybe Dan Rooney can enroll himself in an old folk's home, since he's completely ineffectual at this point.
at least ineffectual is an improvement over art rooney the younger?
viva la ben wrote:Keon Wilson has been released...
...Stevenson Sylvester has been re-signed
KennyTheKangaroo wrote:hopefully after the obamacare event, everyone goes and drinks a unibroue beer out of a plastic cup at rivertowne.
ulf wrote:Bioshock wrote:Hmm... Rooney is using a publicly funded stadium for his own political interests.
No one sees an issue with this?
Not really. Don't go
Rocco wrote:The Rooneys should sell the team to an owner that cares about winning like Bob Nutting.
slappybrown wrote:LOL RICH PEOPLE SUCK AMIRITE TROY LONEY
I don't get the Rooney hate, or why the "young" Rooney is in for so much criticism. Its the most successful football franchise of the past 45 years. I know we are spoiled, but man.
Rocco wrote:Of course they would bring him in.
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