GOP’s schoolyard tactics

Misleading Covered California website the work of state Republicans

California Republicans are under fire for an Internet page critics say is a brazen attempt to misinform Californians about the state’s health-insurance exchange website, Covered California.

Touted as an Affordable Care Act (ACA) “resource guide,” the GOP’s website was launched in August prior to the Oct. 1 rollout of, the official website for the state’s exchange through the ACA, according to ABC News. The site emphasizes cost to taxpayers and the individual penalties to be levied against those who don’t purchase health insurance by the March 31 deadline. Ironically, the GOP website was launched using taxpayer dollars.

Critics say the GOP site resembles the dozens of fake health-insurance sites that have popped up since the ACA was implemented; California Attorney General Kamala Harris shut down 10 such sites in November alone.