Obamacare ad fund takes cut

By Francisco Portillo

With the insurance enrollment period beginning November 1, the Department of Health and Human services is defunding the budget that advertises the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, by 90 percent.

The funding for advertisements has been cut from the $100 million that former President Barack Obama used to $10 million and will begin November 1.

The funding for in-person enrollment into the program was also cut, scaling back the number of employees that provided assistance to the people interested.

Trump relates the defunding to the ineffectiveness of advertising. The remaining funds for the ads will focus solely on digital media, email and text messages. HHS cites these platforms as the most effective.

The enrollment period for healthcare will run through December 15.

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