Revealed: ‘Non-partisan’ charity received $1.1M grant to ‘produce’ Obamacare success stories amid litany of setbacks and glitches

By  Snejana Farberov

PUBLISHED: 10:54 EST, 28  November 2013 |  UPDATED: 11:03 EST, 28 November 2013

A self-described non-partisan organization  promoting affordable health care has received a $1.1million grant to create a  database of Obamacare success stories, it was revealed today.

The Washington, DC-based non-profit group  Families USA was awarded the grant October 4 by The Robert Wood Johnson  Foundation.

On the foundation’s website it states that  the money was made available to Families USA ‘to publicize the available  insurance options under the Affordable Care Act.’

Money trail: The self-described non-partisan not-for-profit group Families USA was awarded a $1.1million grant October 4 by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to collect Obamacare success stories  

Money trail: The self-described non-partisan  not-for-profit group Families USA was awarded a $1.1million grant October 4 by  The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to collect Obamacare success stories

The description of the grant goes on to say  that the $1.1million will be used to increase the organization’s capacity ‘to  expand its well-established story-bank operation to produce’ more stories from  real Americans about their experiences with Obamacare.

The story was first reported by Capitol City Project – a right-wing  investigative news group based out of DC.

On its website, Families USA asks users to  share their stories relating to the Affordable Care Act in an effort to  illustrate ‘the human need for health reform.’

Ron Pollack, the co-founder and executive director of Families USA said the purpose of the Story Bank is to 'bridge the information gap' for people who can benefit from Obamacare  

Storyteller: Ron Pollack, the co-founder and executive  director of Families USA said the purpose of the Story Bank is to ‘bridge the  information gap’ for people who can benefit from Obamacare

 

‘Now that we’ve crossed the finish line, it’s  time to educate the public about health reform and how it will affect them,’ the  site proclaims. ‘The best way to do that is to tell your story, giving a real  example of the status quo and the impact of change.’

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