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Team Hillary Clinton blames GOP for park closings

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Hillary Clinton's shadow campaign for president has joined the administration in selling Obamacare -- and blasting Republicans for trying to kill it in the budget showdown that has closed the government.

Ready for Hillary, a group staffed and supported by former aides to Clinton and President Obama, just dispatched an email urging supporters to sign up at www.healthcare.gov. The email includes an Image of the site which, when clicked, reroutes to the Obamacare signup page.

The note also takes a slap at the GOP efforts to stop the Affordable Care Act, blaming them for the government shutdown and the closing of national parks.

From Ready for Hillary:

Dear Friend,

National parks are closed, federal workers have been furloughed, and vital government services could be delayed.

These are just some of the consequences of the Republican government shutdown.

But for as much damage as Republicans have done, they have not stopped 30 million Americans from being eligible for affordable coverage under Obamacare.

Hillary has fought hard for health insurance reform throughout her career. Last week, she called Obamacare "a very important step forward on behalf of our country." As President Obama's Policy Director in the 2008 campaign, I was proud when Obamacare passed, and I was elated to hear Hillary's words.

But despite the benefits of Obamacare, the same forces that stopped reform in the 1990s are at it again, spreading misinformation and fear while trying to stop 30 million Americans from signing up. We need your help to ignore the noise and spread the word about the quality, affordable coverage that Americans can now apply for under Obamacare.

If you are uninsured, please visit www.healthcare.gov to get signed up.

President Clinton summed it up best when he said "we've got to get everybody to sign up." If you have friends, family, or neighbors who are uninsured, please forward this e-mail to them and ask them to visit www.healthcare.gov.

Thank you for supporting Obamacare and helping America get covered.

Mark Alexander

Former Policy Director and Senior Advisor to President Obama

Paul Bedard, The Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at pbedard@washingtonexaminer.com.