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Sebelius: We ĎHave Our Hands Fullí with ObamaCare, Canít Prepare for Immigration Reform Impact
PJ Media ^ | 4-12-2013 | Nicholas Ballasy

Posted on 04/13/2013 4:57:00 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot

No preparation for a potential influx of 10-12 million people (note: on the low end estimate) into the system.

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said her department has its “hands full” with the implementation of the healthcare law and cannot prepare for any immigration reform bill’s impact on health insurance costs.

During a House Ways and Means Committee hearing on Friday, Texas Republican Rep. Kenny Marchant asked Sebelius, “Has HHS made any preparation for how to meet the added cost of providing care for the potential 10 or 12 million people that might gain permanent resident status under any kind of an immigration bill?”

In response, Sebelius said, “Sir, we don’t do anything about what the Congress may or may not do in the future. No sir.”

In an attempt to clarify Sebelius’ position, Marchant said, “So, there’s been no preparation made whatsoever for that large group of people.”

Sebelius, the former governor of Kansas, said, “We are working with the law as it is right now and, believe me, have our hands full to try and make sure that the law of the land is carried out.”

A biparistan group of senators are preparing to introduce immigration reform legislation. Illinois Democratic Senator Dick Durbin said the legislation is likely to be introduced next Tuesday.


TOPICS: Government; Health/Medicine; Politics
KEYWORDS: guncontrol; hhs; illegals; illegalsobamacare; illegalsobamacre; immigration; obamacare; ocarenightmare; sebelius; secondamendment
Also, Peter King promises House version of Manchin-Toomey by Tuesday.

Looks like we will have a busy Tuesday next week....

1 posted on 04/13/2013 4:57:00 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot
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To: Sir Napsalot

Pure Alinsky: overwhelm the system.


2 posted on 04/13/2013 5:08:52 AM PDT by Ray76 (Do you reject Obama? And all his works? And all his empty promises?)
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To: Sir Napsalot

We can see the incoming ICBM and elect to turn off the defense systems...


3 posted on 04/13/2013 5:14:14 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Ray76
>>> Pure Alinsky: overwhelm the system.

The immigration policy is the job for the policy makers.

But HER JOB is to anticipate this next ‘problem’, delegate her staff to prepare (at least to get an estimate on how much impact it will produce), and maybe drop off some of the current implementation of Obamacare.

Because, you know, she apparently is ‘overwhelmed’ by her duty.

4 posted on 04/13/2013 5:17:09 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Truth29

You win.

I don’t have anything to add to that.


5 posted on 04/13/2013 5:20:23 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Sir Napsalot

With very few exceptions Democrat women are hard to look at. If beauty were brains Sibelius would be a bloody idiot.


6 posted on 04/13/2013 5:20:37 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: IbJensen

I don’t know your definition of ‘beauty’.

ALL Democrat women have ugly souls.


7 posted on 04/13/2013 5:26:57 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Ray76

Sibelius is such an obvious nutcase it’s more likely she’s got her hands full of powerful psychotropic drugs and is only vaguely aware of what her agency is doing about Obamakkkare.


8 posted on 04/13/2013 5:27:39 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: IbJensen

Democrat women are severe looking. Like they’re always ready for a fist fight.


9 posted on 04/13/2013 5:36:41 AM PDT by albie (s)
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To: Sir Napsalot

There is no healthcare. There never was.


10 posted on 04/13/2013 5:37:22 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: albie

Bitter, angry, viscious, filled with hatred, comtempt and disdain.

There is not one molecule of love, forgiveness, tolerance or joy in their bodies. Just the neverending desire to make everyone as miserable as they are.


11 posted on 04/13/2013 5:52:50 AM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Sir Napsalot

Two things: it is going to more like 30-40 million, but many illegals are already enjoying welfare benefits, such as food stamps and temporary assistance to needy families, because their citizen children (who also get Medicaid) qualify and most states don’t count the illegals’ income when they determine household eligibility. So this will just pile on. We are going to be impoverished. The barbarians have overrun Rome.


12 posted on 04/13/2013 6:06:07 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: Ray76

It would be so much simpler to destroy all the insurance companies that are clogging up the health care pipeline.

Then create one giant hospital system. All doctors and nurses would work for it. Death panels would kill of 16.7 percent of the elderly each year to keep costs in line.

A nice simple program. That’s what we need.


13 posted on 04/13/2013 6:08:18 AM PDT by heye2monn
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To: Sir Napsalot
More patients being seen by fewer doctors who are paid less money is no way to run a healthcare system. It will be the prime example of a ‘house of cards’.
14 posted on 04/13/2013 6:28:10 AM PDT by JPG (Stay strong.)
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To: All

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15 posted on 04/13/2013 6:30:43 AM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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One thing.

At least Sec Sebelius did not LIE and said ‘yes we can handle whatever’s coming’.


16 posted on 04/13/2013 6:31:56 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Sir Napsalot

10 million? That’s what it was under Bush 6 years ago.


17 posted on 04/13/2013 6:34:59 AM PDT by MNDude (Have you ever noticed how many hate filled atheists there are on the Internet?)
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To: Sir Napsalot
Sebelius is not dumb. She understands the political implications if she were to comment on the situation. The 11 to 20 million illegal aliens will have to be covered by Obamacare. This could be the poison pill that kills amnesty. Sibelius knows it.

Most of the 11-20 million will be placed on Medicaid or receive Obamacare subsidies to buy healthcare. We are talking about tens of billions of dollars. And that doesn't cover the entitlement costs, which the Heritage Foundation estimated at $2.6 trillion.

So let's get something straight. Sibelius knows exactly what she is doing and saying. She does not want to be drawn into this battle and make comments that could hurt the Obama agenda for an amnesty.

18 posted on 04/13/2013 6:45:16 AM PDT by kabar
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To: MNDude

Soon the DIMocRATs will define “patriotism” as committing suicide for the good of all. Now...if only they would lead the way.


19 posted on 04/13/2013 6:45:25 AM PDT by hal ogen (ll)
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To: hal ogen

Sebileus has always been one of those “I’m working as hard as I can” liberals. What she is in the middle of is not so much working as trying to hold onto her job. Lie down with dogs, rise up with even more fleas.


20 posted on 04/13/2013 6:51:45 AM PDT by Kanzan
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To: heye2monn
"Then create one giant hospital system. All doctors and nurses would work for it. Death panels would kill of 16.7 percent of the elderly each year to keep costs in line."

A recommendation like that should get one an instant job as a top Presidential adviser.

21 posted on 04/13/2013 7:02:26 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Sir Napsalot
What's next? A 100% tax on all income and wealth to pay for those poor, downtrodden, homeless illegal immigrants unregistered democrats?
22 posted on 04/13/2013 7:02:36 AM PDT by CPOSharky (zero slogan: Expect less, pay more. (apologies to Target))
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To: Sir Napsalot

She has her hands full destroying America.


23 posted on 04/13/2013 8:30:57 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Sir Napsalot; All

As I’ve mentioned in related threads, the states have never delegated to Congress via the Constitution the specific powers to regulate either healthcare or immigration.


24 posted on 04/13/2013 8:45:47 AM PDT by Amendment10
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To: Sir Napsalot
Illinois Democratic Senator Dick Durbin said the legislation is likely to be introduced next Tuesday.

It will be 2500 pages and will need to be passed before anyone has a chance to read it.

25 posted on 04/13/2013 9:13:02 AM PDT by Western Phil
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To: Amendment10
Interesting. Yous would be in the minority opinion. Most would have thought once the Obamacare bill passed the Congress, signed by Obama, then ‘sanctioned’ by John Roberts, that is the end.

I've searched some of your older postings, and understand your point. But it is not clear to the majority (and I mean MAJORITY) voters/citizens/Americans here. And the power that be are super happy to keep the sheep ignorant.

26 posted on 04/13/2013 11:01:35 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Truth29

it’s all you need. :-)


27 posted on 04/13/2013 2:30:19 PM PDT by heye2monn
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