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Trump Administration Scrubs Healthcare Website

The Washington Examiner reports that ‘The Trump administration has stripped the Obamacare marketplace of positive references to the healthcare law, including removing the words "Affordable Care Act" from federal websites.’

The article says that the website healthcare.gov as well as information about the Affordable Care Act on the website of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have been "pared-down" to provide fewer details about the law’s insurance reforms and coverage expansions and that entire sections that praised the law’s impact on costs, coverage and care have been removed as well as pages that explain emergency room access and doctor choice.

The Examiner also says that blog posts about Americans who benefited from the law have been removed by employees of HHS who were told remove content that casts the law in a good light.

A comparison of the current About the Law page and the January 4, 2017 copy in the Internet Archive shows that text that highlighted and provided links to additional information about coverage, cost, and care benefits have been replace with text that provides links to Regulations and the IRS.

A February page that provided Facts and Figures now redirects the page of Regulations and Guidance.


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