Skip to comments.GOP Sees Obamacare Solicitations as New Scandal Facing White House
Posted on 05/25/2013 5:17:04 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
Just as the Obama administration continues to reel from three major scandals, Republicans are zeroing in on yet one more this one involving Obamacare as it nears implementation.
GOP legislators are targeting Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and the solicitations she made to some of the nations top insurance companies and other groups for donations to Enroll America, the nonprofit group charged with selling Obamacare to the public.
Our guys on the Hill think this is the fourth scandal, Republican strategist Matt Mackowiak told Reuters this week. It fits into that narrative Republicans are building not only about incompetence in the executive branch but also dishonesty.
This is a good issue for Republicans, he added. We want to maximize it.
Now under question are forays by Sebelius to two private entities, H&R Block Inc., the tax preparation company, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a philanthropic entity devoted to public health issues.
Republicans say the practice, which if not unprecedented, is at the very least unusual.
Federal law bars officials from soliciting any organization or individual with whom they do business or regulate though neither entity is regulated by HHS.
"People are watching it very closely, GOP Rep. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, told Reuters. We're hearing about it from constituents, people who are incredibly concerned.
An HHS statement last week disclosed the two solicitations, Reuters reports. The agency this week declined to provide the news organization with a list of all solicitations before or after March, when Sebelius began approaching groups by telephone.
We received a phone call from the secretary during which the secretary discussed supporting Enroll America," H&R Block told Reuters in a statement. "While we took her suggestion under consideration, we have made no commitment.
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These people are rotten to the core.
If you looked into every official of the obama dynasty you will find maggot ridden corruption.
It’s not just Republicans who despise Hussein and his handlers.
What about the EPA scandal? Bet Keystone gets signed off on and the EPA scandal vanishes.
It sounds like the people shes going to are people that are being regulated by her agency......
Over the weekend, The New York Times reported that two organizations expected to be supporting the law are The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which is expected to give $10 million,.... and H&R Block, which will give a donation of $500,000. ...
additionally.... according to an insurance industry executive,...... some insurers had been asked for $1 million donations, and that bigger companies have been asked for a lot more.
That sounds like there were a direct solicitations.
Let’s just roll these up into one scandal: Obama
Look-ee here...another Ohio Director in the mess....
....was launched in September 2011 in part by leaders of Families USA, a key backer of the healthcare reform effort as it moved through Congress in 2009 and 2010.
.... It is led by ‘Anne Filipic’, who worked on public engagement projects in the Obama White House.
..... Its managing director, ‘Chris Wyant’, directed Obamas ‘eastern OHIO field operation’ during the 2012 election campaign.
It includes on its boards of directors and advisers, executives of:
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA
Blue Shield of California
.... as well as officials of major health-related trade associations, such as ‘the American Hospital Association’ and ‘the National Association of Health Underwriters’.
hmmm...like maybe there is election fraud in ohio tooo...nah...that would be toooo much
Better, the vote this week in Texas? regarding the boy’s group. Pressure, muscle?
As been said...once they look under one rock they find more and more of these slimmy snakes....then another and another....now they’re looking under All THE ROCKS!
Teva is an Israeli company. The make generic drugs, I think.
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What about massive election fraud????
These Obama ‘scandals’ are not just scandals. They are crimes.
These idiotic idealogues are lawless, and too stupid to realize that the gun that they’re wielding can be turned against them.
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