The Obama administration is going to kick off what it calls "a grassroots effort" to encourage more enrollment by the uninsured in the new health care exchanges, an administration official confirmed Wednesday.
"We are planning to deploy White House officials and Cabinet Secretaries to the 10 cities across the country with the highest rates of uninsured Americans to do enrollment events and other grassroots activities. These cities and metropolitan areas include Dallas; Houston; Miami; Atlanta; Phoenix/Tucson; North Jersey; Tampa; Orlando; Detroit and San Antonio," the official said.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is among those who will be traveling. She will visit Phoenix and Austin and San Antonio, Texas, later this week, a second official said.