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2013 Dec 4, 6:00am
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Golden State conservatives have taken to distributing official-looking mailers informing people that they will be required to purchase insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
Fair enough, but the five-page pamphlet then directs readers to CoveringHealthCareCA.com, an equally official-looking website run by the California Assemblyâ€™s Republican caucus with a URL very similar to that of stateâ€™s official exchange site.
Instead of helping people sign up for insurance, CoveringHealthCareCA.com is more interested in scoring political points while detailing what it sees as the detrimental effects of Obamacare.
Californiaâ€™s actual health insurance exchange website is CoveredCA.com.
While CoveringHealthCareCA.com does include a link to Californiaâ€™s official exchange (added after reports of the siteâ€™s potentially misleading nature broke earlier this week), the Republican page consists of a mixture of basic factual information about the new law and material detailing how the recent changes to the nationâ€™s health care system will negatively affect California citizens along with links to news articles critical of Affordable Care Actâ€™s implementation.