According to a recent article (Team Trump used Obamacare money to run ads against it — The Daily Beast, Sam Stein, July 20), 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.
According to this article, the administration is encouraging the DSHS to work against the ACA and is spending tax money to develop and spread dis-information. Under Secretary Tom Price, HHS has filmed and produced a series of testimonial videos featuring individuals claiming to have been harmed by Obamacare.
This is so blatantly wrong it should be illegal, and if it is not it is certainly evidence of malfeasance. I am both outraged and disgusted by this government behavior. It is bad enough when the Republicans are working to take away healthcare legally, but now DSHS is actively working to sabotage the existing ACA. Is there no way to stop this government agency from literally working against the law? Is this not illegal? This is not benign behavior; this is the government actively producing dis-information to discourage or deny access to healthcare benefits to impoverished and confused citizens who need help.
Stan Moon, Richland