On Monday, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius celebrated Martin Luther King Day by asking people to sign up for Obamacare. In a press release, she stated, “Dr. King believed deeply that people of every race, religion and creed should have the opportunity to share in the American dream. His courageous leadership on civil rights included a passionate advocacy on behalf of the poor. Dr. King memorably described inequality in health care as the “most shocking and inhumane” form of injustice. These words continue to resonate, as there is nothing more essential to opportunity than good health.”
Describing those King fought for, she included, “A child who can’t focus in school because of untreated asthma or a painful cavity… A parent who is unable to work because of untreated high blood pressure, diabetes or kidney disease.” She suggested that to fulfill King’s dream, people buy a plan on the Obamacare exchange.
She stated, “As we celebrate the inspirational life of Dr. King, please join us in this historic effort by helping your friends, neighbors, and loved ones get covered through the Marketplace.”