The Trump administration plans on making a 90 percent cut to the advertising budget for Obamacare during the upcoming enrollment period.Rewarding poor performance is also an absurd practice. Obamacare, a program so bad you have to advertise to make people buy mandatory insurance that they didn't want in first place.
In 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services spent $100 million on Obamacare advertising and outreach, but for this year’s open enrollment period, CMS plans on spending $10 million.
They also plan on cutting grant money for Navigator programs (which are required by the ACA), which receive funds to assist with public enrollment in Obamacare. Navigator programs in this upcoming enrollment period will only receive funding based on their performance during the previous enrollment period. If a Navigator program, for example, only reached 70 percent of its enrollment goal, they will only receive 70 percent of the previous year’s funding in the next enrollment period.
Randal Serr, director of Take Care Utah, the network of Navigator programs in Utah, told ABC News it’s an “absurd” way to measure funding.
Instapundit shouts: THE MEDIA ARE UNHAPPY WITH THIS BECAUSE IT’S TAKING MONEY OUT OF THEIR POCKETS: