GOP Blasted for 'Fake' ObamaCare Site
Coveredca vs. coveringhealthcareca
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 4, 2013 2:02 AM CST
Updated Dec 4, 2013 7:03 AM CST
A screenshot of the GOP site.   (http://coveringhealthcareca.com/)

(Newser) – Imitation isn't any form of flattery in this case. California Republicans are taking flak for a website (coveringhealthcareca.com) that highlights downsides of health care reform—but resembles an official site and has a URL similar to that of the state's health care exchange (www.coveredca.com). Critics say the site, which was paid for by taxpayer dollars and publicized by Republican members of the state assembly, is a deliberate attempt to mislead people looking for the real thing, much like 10 other imitation sites that have already been shut down, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

"Republicans in Sacramento have wasted taxpayer dollars building a fake website in an attempt to sow confusion and fear, in a futile attempt to discredit the law," charges the chairman of the progressive Courage Campaign group. After an outcry, the GOP site was updated to include direct links to California's state insurance exchange, reports the Los Angeles Times. Republicans say the site was merely an effort to keep their constituents informed about ObamaCare, and note that traffic has increased tenfold since it first made the news.

More From Newser
My Take on This Story
To report an error on this story,
notify our editors.
GOP Blasted for 'Fake' ObamaCare Site is...
22%
2%
9%
11%
8%
49%
Show results without voting
You Might Like
Comments
Showing 3 of 207 comments
Quint
Dec 11, 2013 12:32 PM CST
And california is one of the few states where you can find decent priced insurance with NO DEDUCTIBLES (for gold plans)
woola
Dec 5, 2013 7:52 AM CST
Freedom, the greatest scam in US history. "I dont know what they are arguing about. Cant they just agree on things." -typical american said. Time to read public service news?
freddiefedora
Dec 4, 2013 7:19 PM CST
It figures the Republicans would do this. Jerks.