Looking to combat headlines dominated by the technical problems plaguing the ObamaCare website, top Obama administration officials will fan out across the country to sell the American public on signing up for insurance under the law.
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White House press secretary Jay Carney wouldn't detail upcoming presidential travel at his press briefing on Tuesday, so it is unclear whether President Obama will participate in the events.
But on Tuesday, the president released a video asking his supporters to talk to "friends, families, coworkers, classmates, neighbors and anyone else" to help promote the law.
In a video released by Organizing for Action, the political advocacy organization born from the remnants of his reelection campaign, Obama tells supporters they should join "Team ObamaCare" and travel "out in their communities" to help individuals to find coverage.
The outreach efforts come amid persistent technical problems with the ObamaCare website, preventing many users from shopping for insurance and causing headaches for the White House.