Since the dawn of the Trump era, the Health and Human Services Department’s leaders have made no secret of their disdain for the Obama-era Affordable Care Act.
That shift in policy was bound to show up in the department’s website, but the exact nature of those changes was not readily apparent.
On Thursday, the government transparency activists at the Sunlight Foundation released the group’s detailed analysis of the HHS website changes, noting that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services “has not proactively communicated about or explained the changes described within this report.”
The report details the removal of “The Affordable Care Act & Medicare” page from the Medicare website, and the inaccessibility of a page about “Medicare & the Marketplace,” Sunlight wrote. The former contained information and several links to other informational pages throughout the Medicare domain described how Medicare coverage relates to the Health Insurance Marketplace created by the Affordable Care Act, researchers noted.
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