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Trump Administration Withdraws Some Obamacare Ads as Deadline Nears

  • Health department says $5 million of advertising was withdrawn
  • E-mail prompts, Twitter messages resumed after ads cut
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U.S. health officials haven’t completely stopped promoting Obamacare, as e-mail and Twitter reminders for consumers to sign up for the program’s health coverage were sent a day after millions of dollars in government advertising were pulled. 

A neon tweet flashing the Jan. 31 deadline for purchasing 2017 health plans appeared Friday on the Twitter account of HealthCare.gov. The account had been quiet most of Thursday, when the Department of Health and Human Services said it withdrew about $5 million of advertising that was intended to encourage people to sign up for insurance through the Affordable Care Act, the health law the new president has promised to repeal.