Manchin’s Right, Says HHS: Upped Local Media Ads Get Results


WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. Joe Manchin‘s push to get the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to purchase advertising on local media outlets to keep Americans informed about the COVID-19 pandemic appears to have paid off.

In a letter sent July 10 to the Democrat from West Virginia and released to the media on Wednesday (7/15), HHS Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs Michael Caputo admits that even with efforts from the White House, the Ad Council, and Congressional funding for HHS itself, “[Y]ou are correct. We must do more.”

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