Republicans are demanding greater transparency on how much the administration spent to promote and implement Obamacare — and hitting back at President Obama‘s claim that he “didn’t make a hard sell.”
The new effort comes after Obama’s claim that the administration met its goal of enrolling more than 7 million people without spending billions.
“We didn’t make a hard sell,” Obama said. “We didn’t have billions of dollars to spend on commercials like our critics did.”
But both Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill estimate the administration has spent roughly $4 to 5 billion to get the Affordable Care Act running, including hundreds of millions to build and repair healthcare.gov.
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