College Republicans at the University of Georgia have put college officials on notice: Obamacare will not be biasedly promoted on their watch.
Reports the Red & Black campus newspaper:
Unknown to many students, the United States Department of Health and Human Services has recently presented UGA with a $1.65 million Navigator Grant to assist Georgians with enrollment in health insurance exchanges under the Obamacare.
After learning about the grant, the College Republicans grew concerned that by accepting it, UGA might not able to remain politically unbiased in favor of Obamacare. So the College Republicans decided to form a petition to submit to UGA President Jere Morehead asking that the grant be used only to educate the public about Obamacare.
“Essentially we can’t tell the University not to spend the money because it is a federal law, and the University does have a responsibility to educate the public about the law, and Obamacare certainly falls under that distinction,” said Max Wallace, a third-year international affairs and economics major from McDonough and financial secretary for the College Republicans. “So we knew that the University was probably going to take the grant, but what we want is to see the University maintain an apolitical stance. If they have to take the money for Obamacare, we want to make sure that they are just using it to educate people about the law and not to promote the law.”