HHS Trimmed Minority Outreach Pages From Obamacare Website

Government Executive | February 28, 2019

The Health and Human Services Department’s minority outreach office, beginning early in the Trump administration, removed or relocated online materials designed to orient minorities and non-English-language speakers about benefits under the Affordable Care Act. So concluded the Sunlight Foundation’s Web Integrity Project, in the latest in its series monitoring subtle and often-unannounced changes to agency websites. In a study of HHS’s Office of Minority Health, researchers reconstructing past Web pages found that from January 2017 to January 2019, that office removed Obamacare-related webpages, links and references. Acknowledging that different agencies have different interpretations of their obligations for making government materials more readily accessible to non-English speakers, the monitors questioned the intentions of the website changes.

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PR Newswire | September 01, 2023

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PR Newswire | August 21, 2023

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Prweb | July 26, 2023

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