Trump HHS using Obamacare funds for video testimonials against Obamacare

Trump HHS using Obamacare funds for video testimonials against Obamacare

[Ed. – The Daily Beast is  horrified.  Obviously, I’m not.  Besides the fact that the administration has changed, and has different priorities, you can hardly expect Americans to get worked up over this, while DOD funds are being used to pay for “gender reassignment” surgery, something which not only makes no contribution to national defense, but actively weakens it.]

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. …

Under Secretary Tom Price’s stewardship, HHS has filmed and produced a series of testimonial videos featuring individuals claiming to have been harmed by Obamacare. … To date, it has released 23 videos. A source familiar with the video production says that there have been nearly 30 interviews conducted in total, from which more than 130 videos have been produced. …

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. The Trump administration has requested $574 million for this specific budget item, though HHS declined to detail how much it has devoted to specific line items.

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