Via Washington Times:

President Obama’s top health official asked the nation’s pediatric groups on Monday to spread the word about benefits within the federal health care law, a plea that coincides with mounting pressure to implement the ambitious overhaul before its main provisions kick in next year.

“Our ability to get more people covered and create healthier families is going to be determined by our ability to educate people and sign them up. And we’re going to need your help,” Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told the Pediatric Academies Societies’ annual meeting in Washington.

The secretary was referring to the Affordable Care Act’s state-based insurance markets, where qualified consumers without employer-based insurance will be able to buy health plans with the help of government tax credits.