CNN – A fake letter has been circulating in government offices around the country that says President Donald Trump wants to see “the people’s interest” in healthcare reforms, the White House said Tuesday.
The letter, addressed to the president and signed by the top health and human services official, has been sent out to more than 30 offices around Washington, including those in the Capitol and the Whitehouse.
The White House says the letter was sent in the hopes of helping to sway public opinion against the healthcare law, which Congress passed earlier this month.
The Trump administration has said it wants to preserve the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate, which requires people to have insurance or pay a fine, while the Congressional Budget Office has projected that the law will raise taxes and shrink the federal deficit.
The health care law was signed into law by President Barack Obama in 2015 and expanded healthcare coverage for the poor and uninsured.
The law was initially slated to take effect in 2020.
The new letter was written in response to what it calls “the media’s misrepresentation of the law.”
Trump signed the legislation into law on March 23, a date that was later changed to June 2.
Trump also has said the law is “the biggest tax cut ever for the middle class,” but the Congressional Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has said that the tax cuts will mainly benefit wealthy people and corporations.