THE TRUMP ADMIN IS SCRUBBING OBAMACARE FROM GOVERNMENT SITES

Wired | May 15, 2019

THE TRUMP ADMIN IS SCRUBBING OBAMACARE FROM GOVERNMENT SITES
PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS never been coy about his desire to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. While that pledge has faced setbacks in Congress, his administration has managed to gut Obamacare by other means, like cutting financial support. The executive branch can also undermine the law in subtler ways. According to a new report, the Trump administration has been systematically wiping crucial information about the ACA from government websites over the past two years. Unlike changes to funding, these modifications often happen with little fanfare or government oversight, but they can still have a dramatic impact on Americans' access to health care resources. The report was published Wednesday by the Sunlight Foundation, an open government group whose Web Integrity Project monitors some 30,000 government pages for updates and alterations.

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