President Trump is moving forward with his repeal of Obamacare and his administration is now pulling Obamacare ads.
About $5 million dollars worth of ads for Obamacare were pulled just a few days before the end of open enrollment and this move has brought criticism from some of President Obama’s former employees.
The move comes as the administration begins the repeal of the controversial health care law, though Republicans plan to leave the law and its marketplaces intact for a few years until a replacement is created.
The administration pulled ads that have already been paid for and planned advertising that would have run up until the Jan. 31 open enrollment deadline.
Former Obama administration officials criticized the move, saying that enrollment on the website healthcare.gov, used by residents in 38 states and the District of Columbia, was running ahead of schedule.
Kevin Counihan, former CEO of healthcare.gov said, “We know that more young people enroll during the final days of open enrollment, but they need to be reminded of the Jan. 31 deadline.”
Former Health and Human Services communications director, Lori Lodes tweeted late Thursday that the administration didn’t just shut down the ads, but also all outreach, “including e-mails, tweets, Facebook & texts.”
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H/T: Washington Examiner
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