FOIA Number: HHS-17-0024

Congress Enters Legal Fight to Block Release of Obamacare Repeal Emails

September 15, 2017
"From the very beginning, health care negotiations between the Trump administration and Congress have taken place in secret, and with talks reportedly starting again, Congress has made it clear that its first priority is to keep the public in the dark.”

Third Set of Health Care Emails Again Shows Trump Administration Effort to Hide Negotiations

September 7, 2017
The third and final set of health care documents that a federal judge ordered the Trump administration to release to American Oversight again showed a concerted effort to hide the details of negotiations through the use of excessive redactions.

New Health Care Documents Show Effort to Hide Details of Negotiations

August 2, 2017
New documents released today show the Trump administration taking extraordinary steps to hide the details of its health care reform negotiations with top congressional leaders including House Speaker Paul Ryan.

Status Report and Request of Hearing: American Oversight v. HHS and OMB — Obamacare Repeal Negotiations

August 2, 2017
American Oversight sued HHS and OBM for failure to comply with FOIA (HHS-17-0024; OMB-17-0025). This is the status report and request for a hearing.

HHS July 31, 2017 Health Care Correspondence FOIA Production

July 31, 2017
Heavily redacted correspondence between the Department of Health and Human Services and Congress regarding health care reform, obtained through a FOIA lawsuit by American Oversight. This is the second of three sets of documents HHS was ordered to produce.

HHS June 30, 2017 Health Care Correspondence FOIA Production

June 30, 2017
Obtained through a FOIA lawsuit by American Oversight. Records showing communications between the Department of Health and Human Services and Congress regarding health care reform legislation.

HHS Response to Lawsuit

June 7, 2017
American Oversight sued HHS and OBM for failure to comply with FOIA (HHS-17-0024; OMB-17-0025). This is their response.

Joint Status Report: American Oversight v. HHS and OMB — Obamacare Repeal Negotiations

May 17, 2017
Joint status report concerning American Oversight's lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Office of Management and Budget for records of communications between the agencies and Congress and regarding the behind-the-scenes negotiations during the 2017 attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act.