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Trump cuts budget to inform people of ACA open enrollment by 90%. Social media responds #SaveACA

Andy Slavitt, former President Obama’s former head of Medicare and Medicaid, used Twitter to respond to President Trump’s actions to cut 90% of the ObamaCare enrollment outreach program. The funding will be cut from $100 million last year to $10 million this year impacting the ad and in-person assistance program.

Slavitt’s first Tweet re the cuts said, “this does not save taxpayers one penny. This is generally money paid out of user fees from insurers being cut. Pure undermining.”

Later that morning he sent this Tweet:

 

The response by his followers was swift. Today, he posted this Tweet:

 

This campaign is growing as others take to social media to get the word out. Can the public’s social media response fill the void this dramatic cut to the ObamaCare enrollment and reach those in need? Stay tuned. We’ll keep you posted.

 

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barbara@healthmediapolicy.com

<p>Barbara Glickstein is a co-director of the GW Nursing Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement, as well as a nurse, media guru and activist in New York City. She is the chairman of the board of Project Kesher and a consultant to many health care organizations and creative projects. She tweets and ‘grams @blickstein.</p>

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