The Obama care act was dismissed and strangled by the Trump administration, there was a strong effort, with a lot of tax payer money spent on marketing – especially on the social media and video testimonials.
Legal experts and democrats in Congress taken notice of this strategy used by Trump. They have asked for an investigation if there was a misuse of public funds – engaged in propaganda, which was covert. The veterans of the Obama administration were roiled up and argued that the current White House is sabotaging the law and is abdicating its responsibilities.
Former HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebeblius said, “I’m on a daily basis horrified by leaders at the Department of Health and Human Services who seem intent on taking healthcare away from the constituents they are supposed to serve.” She further said that their mission was to deliver health services to the people and that the current administration is not doing the same.
HHS has filmed a series of testimonial videos that featured individuals who claimed that Obamacare hurt them. These videos had a small reach of about 100 to 200 views – however the investments were heavy nonetheless. A source tells us that only 30 interviews and have launched 130 videos.
The testimonials were filmed at the department’s internal studio as all the videos had the same feel and look. The subjects were speaking directly to the camera, sitting before a gray backdrop and are speaking directly into the camera, telling how Obamacare has ruined their lives.
The Trump administration requested a sum of $574 million for this item. Some sources say that the HHS continue to draw out funds from the outreach fund. Its objective has changed or switched to highlighting the critic’s and shortcoming of the law.
The subjects, who record videos for the HHS, are brought to the HHS from tax payer money. Flying individuals from various cities to participate in collective roundtables to discuss the shortcomings of Obamacare.
The Department of Health and Human Service’s website has publicly undermined the ACA. During the Obama administration, this website would help consumers to apply infographic breakdown and coverage of the benefits of the ACA. Since the inauguration of Trump, this website is not a bulletin board, giving information of the law. The site now criticizes healthcare.gov and encourages them to use private web brokers.
Even the “About the ACA” section of the website is changed – this shows the hostility of the current administration toward the law.
There are several other alterations in the website, which undermines Obamacare, but the real damage done because of these changes are unknown.
The testimonial videos is a political venture and takes things into the realm of influence by politics. It is still unknown, the amount of funds used for reshaping the perspective of Obamacare. Many democrats think that this might constitute a misuse of taxpayer money and should be investigated, while other republicans think that Obamacare is in fact a disastrous law that has harmed more than healed.
The propaganda and the funds used for that however, leads many people to believe that whether right or wrong, the politics here are inappropriate.