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Trump Directed Top Health Department Official To Deny Iowa’s Request To Fix ObamaCare Market

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Trump Directed Top Health Department Official To Deny Iowa’s Request To Fix ObamaCare Market




President Trump personally told the head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Seema Varma to refuse a request from the Republican-controlled state of Iowa to fix its Obamacare market and keep thousands of Iowans from losing their health insurance, according to The Washington Post. 

According to the Post, Iowa officials sought for months to get permission from the Trump administration to fix health insurance markets in their state, but were ultimately shut down.



The Hill added:

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has reduced the health insurance enrollment time frame by half, cut the advertising budget and has cut funding that helps people receive coverage under ObamaCare. Democrats have called on the White House to stop undermining the health law.

Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) said on Friday the Trump administration should halt its “attempts to sabotage health care markets and raise health care costs for millions,” according to The Post.

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