Sunday, July 23, 2017

Trump Administration Is Using Taxpayer Money To Sabotage America's Health Care System

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 21: U.S. President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up as he and HHS Secretary Tom Price walk to a House Republican closed party conference on Capitol Hill, on March 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. President Trump is urging House Republicans to support his American Health Care Act..  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Thumbs up to sabotaging America's health care.
The Trump administration is using taxpayer dollars allocated to promote ACA outreach, to actively undermine and sabotage America’s health care system.

This administration is so crooked. This is a misuse of taxpayer dollars. These taxpayer dollars are supposed to be used to educate Americans about health care and grow health care enrollment.
The Trump administration has spent taxpayer money meant to encourage enrollment in the Affordable Care Act on a public relations campaign aimed at methodically strangling it.
The effort, which involves a multi-pronged social media push as well as video testimonials designed at damaging public opinion of President Obama’s health care law, is far more robust and sustained than has been publicly revealed or realized.
The strategy has caught the eye of legal experts and Democrats in Congress, who have asked government agencies to investigate whether the administration has misused funds and engaged in covert propaganda in its efforts to damage and overturn the seven-year-old health care law. It’s also roiled Obama administration veterans, who argue that the current White House is not only abdicating its responsibilities to administer the law but sabotaging it in an effort to facilitate its undoing by Congress.
“I’m on a daily basis horrified by leaders at the Department of Health and Human Services who seem intent on taking healthcare away from the constituents they are supposed to serve,” former HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said in an interview with The Daily Beast. “We always believed that delivering health and human services was the mission of the department. That seems to not be the mission of the current leadership.”  Funding for those videos would come from the Department’s “consumer information and outreach” budget, which was previously used for the purposes of advertising the ACA and encouraging enrollment.

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