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September 25, 2015

Fiorina-Advised Nonprofit Touted Obamacare Enrollment

Carly Fiorina, a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination who has publicly opposed the Affordable Care Act, serves in an advisory role for a California nonprofit that promoted enrollment in the insurance exchanges established by President Obama's health-care reform, The Huffington Post reports.

Ms. Fiorina has served since June 2011 on the advisory board of the Foundation for Health Coverage Education, which simplifies eligibility information to help Americans find coverage options. She touted the organization and her association with it in a June 2013 CNN appearance. In subsequent months the foundation posted information on its Facebook page on how to sign up for coverage through Healthcare.gov, the Obamacare website, and trumpeted enrollment figures.

Another charity whose board Ms. Fiorina chairs has facilitated donations to a pro-choice organization, according to BuzzFeed. Good360, which allows nonprofits to select products donated by companies to an online marketplace, delivered $18,000 in goods in 2013 to the Abortion Access Network of Arizona, which provides financial help to women seeking to end pregnancies. Ms. Fiorina became the organization's board leader in 2012.

The candidate, who has surged in polls since the second Republican presidential debate last week, has made opposition to abortion and the funding of Planned Parenthood a centerpiece of her White House run. A campaign spokeswoman said Good360 is "agnostic on causes," requiring only that an organization using its service "be a qualified, legitimate charity."