Administration Only Sends Outreach Emails To Consumers Currently Covered Under ACA
That means millions fewer people received information than in past years when such mails also went to those who once signed up for or researched marketplace plans. Critics view the move as another example of the Trump administration's attempts to undercut the health law.
The Washington Post:
Federal Notices About ACA Enrollment Season Get Cut In Number And Messaging
In preparation for the Affordable Care Act’s latest enrollment season, the Trump administration sent notices about the sign-up options to millions fewer Americans than in past years and deleted themes known to be most effective in motivating consumers to sign up. Emails went in advance only to people with current health-care plans through marketplaces created under the law, leaving out most of the names in a database of about 20 million consumers who once had such coverage or at some point explored the federal website HealthCare.gov. (Goldstein, 11/1)
Trump Health Chief Wants 'Consumer Friendly' ObamaCare Signups
President Trump's acting health chief said Wednesday that the administration wants to make the ObamaCare sign-up season "as consumer friendly as possible." Eric Hargan, the acting secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), said in a speech that Trump is committed to repealing and replacing the law, but the administration still wants this enrollment period, which began Wednesday, to go smoothly. (Sullivan, 11/1)