Skip to comments.Obamacare extortion?
Posted on 05/12/2013 11:31:20 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has gone, hat in hand, to health industry officials, asking them to make large financial donations to help with the effort to implement President Obamas landmark health-care law, two people familiar with the outreach said.
Her unusual fundraising push comes after Congress repeatedly rejected the Obama administrations requests for additional funds to set up the Affordable Care Act, leaving HHS to implement the presidents signature legislative accomplishment on what officials have described as a shoestring budget.
Bizarrely, HHS spokesman Jason Young claims that Sebelius did not solicit for funds directly from industries that HHS regulates, such as insurance companies and hospitals, but rather asked them to contribute in whatever way they can.
Well, Mr. Young, its not a contribution when the government regulator comes with its hand out. These are hence not contributions, but monies obtained under duress, and the fear of adverse government action.
I realize scandal investigations are backing up like cars on the Beltway in rush hour, but this one seems like it should go close to the front of the line. We have an unpopular health-care bill with gross implementation and design problems that exceeds its budget.
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Why would any part of the Health Industry donate to it’s own demise?
It is a real bitch when the people won't cough up even more
money to complete your marxist paradise.
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