This is a Big F***ing Deal.
The Obama-Pelosi Regime took control of one-sixth of the nation’s economy when they passed their nationalized health care bill and signed it into law in late March. The bill was never popular but democrats persisted and rammed the bill through Congress. Now, there are reports that the Obama Administration sat on damning information and hid it from the public until after their bill was passed into law.
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The results from the HHS report that was released more than a month after the vote were devastating for Barack Obama and democrats. It is not likely they would have been able to ram their health care bill through Congress if the American public knew the bill would actually increase the cost of health care and impose higher costs on Americans.

The report released by Medicare and Medicaid actuaries predicted that medical costs will skyrocket, rising $389 billion 10 years. 14 million will lose their employer-based coverage. Millions of Americans will be left without insurance and millions more may be dumped into the already overwhelmed Medicaid system. 4 million American families will be hit with tax penalties under this new law.

Of course, these were ALL things that President Obama and Democratic leaders assured us would not happen.
Via Special Report:

On Monday the American Spectator reported that a damning health care report generated by actuaries at the Health and Human Services (HHS) Department was given to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius more than a week before the health care vote. Sebelius and the Obama Administration reportedly hid the report from the public until a month after democrats rammed their nationalized health care bill through Congress.
The Prowler reported:

The economic report released last week by Health and Human Services, which indicated that President Barack Obama’s health care ‘reform’ law would actually increase the cost of health care and impose higher costs on consumers, had been submitted to the office of HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius more than a week before the Congressional votes on the bill, according to career HHS sources, who added that Sebelius’s staff refused to review the document before the vote was taken. ‘The reason we were given was that they did not want to influence the vote,” says an HHS source. ‘Which is actually the point of having a review like this, you would think.’…’We know a copy was sent to the White House via their legislative affairs staff,’ says the HHS staffer, ‘and there were a number of meetings here almost right after the analysis was submitted to the secretary’s office. Everyone went into lockdown, and people here were too scared to go public with the report.’ In the end, the report was released several weeks after the vote…”

On Tuesday, Chief Medicare Actuary, Richard Foster, responded to the report. Foster claimed that HHS did not finalize their report until April 22. Ben Smith at The Politico reported:

An online article in The American Spectator about the most recent analysis by the CMS Office of the Actuary of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is completely inaccurate. We began working on the reconciliation bill for the health reform legislation once it was publicly issued on March 18 – three days before the House vote took place on March 21. Because of the details and complexity of the legislation, it wasn’t possible to estimate the package before the Senate vote. We began work on the estimates right away, but we didn’t finalize them until the afternoon of April 22

Consistent with the Office of the Actuary’s longstanding independent role on behalf of Congress, we did not seek approval or clearance from HHS (or anyone else) before issuing our analysis.

After the first report was published on Monday, I contacted The American Spectator.
On Thursday, they responded with an update on the Prowler Blog. They are standing by their report that senior HHS officials knew before the MArch 21 vote that the then-bill would increase the cost of health care and impose higher costs on Americans.
The American Spectator reported:

Several points related to the push back by the Obama Administration and the Medicare’s Office of the Actuary and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to our recent post regarding the office’s report on the Obama health care reform legislation. Recall, the study determined that the law would actually increase the cost of health care and impose higher costs on consumers, when the administration had claimed that the law would do neither.

The Prowler reported via sources inside Health and Human Services that data from the study that indicated that costs would hit consumers in the pocketbook was made available to the senior officials in HHS, prior to final passage of the legislation in the House. The report never stated that it was submitted for approval. Such reports by “non-political” or “nonpartisan” entities inside Cabinet departments, such as the Bureau of Justice Statistics in the Department of Justice, routinely provide, to senior leadership offices in a department, studies and reports with data that often run counter to an Administration’s liking, and often before those reports are released to the media or the public.

It should be noted that in the Bush Administration, such reports were often leaked to reporters days before officials in the administration received them, allowing the “nonpartisan” agencies to shape their facts and studies with almost no push back from the departments in question.

Our sources stand by the facts that prior to final passage of the health care reform bill on Sunday, March 21, the Office of the Actuary had provided senior leaders inside HHS with data that indicated the then-bill would increase the cost of health care and impose higher costs on Americans. And that data was not provided to anyone publicly until after the legislation was passed.

That the report was issued after the bill’s passage is not in dispute. What is in dispute is who had data and when were those estimates initially available.

There you have it.
Democrats and the Obama Administration sat on damning information about their health care legislation and released it only after the bill was passed into law. This is certainly unethical and most likely criminal.
This is a Big F***ing Deal.

 

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  1. Electronic medical records from over 300 Americans will be available to the gov’t panel so that panel can tell your doctor what he can and can’t do to you. This is so the gov’t can SAVE money. That is collectivism for the common good. Also, if buy(or have)your own insurance it has to be up to the guidlines of the gov’t. If it isn’t your fined. This all begins in 2014. You will have to show your tax papers to the IRS every April to prove all of this. Now that is true Nazism!

  2. Love that you will have to show your tax papers to the IRS. Typical govt, they wont be able to find what they already have. This isnt about health care its about marxism. Barry is your new proctologist arent you thrilled!!!!

  3. So, are the those in charge of government hoping that by behaving like Sam Bowden the American People won’t go Max Cady?

  4. dems and obamao lie nahhhh say it isnt so /sarc off

  5. The most corrupt and unethical administration to over hold the White House. No surprise to me. I just pray there are consequences to be paid. Like repeal?

  6. So where are the Republicans in Congress asking for heads to roll? Oh that’s right, they’re worn out from the Obamacare fight and have no more stamina or will. Remember November and throw them all out!

    I hope the states suing can incorporate this info into their lawsuits.

    BFD

  7. Hey, they’re basing it off the NHS in the UK.

    Of course they’d lie about the facts and keep them hidden. Anyone who has ever been in a public hospital in the UK knows how bad the reality is.

  8. “‘ Everyone went into lockdown, and people here were too scared to go public with the report.’ ”

    thanks a lot, you pussilanimous, um, Traitors!
    yeah, that sounds good. Sell out all your countrymen for your own tiny careers.
    Despicable.

  9. 0bama:

    What is the big deal? I have always hidden all of my documents from the Tax Payers. Why should I start being honest now? I hate to use the word illegal or suppressing evidence. I prefer to call it “organizing.” Well, organizing a cover-up that is. He he! Better yet, I won’t be joining 0bamacare. It’s for the Tax payers. It sucks.

    It becoming so easy to swindle the Tax Payers I almost feel guilty – but I don’t. Ha ha! I really should be behind bars instead of behind this desk. But, I love cheating the rubes. I get a tingle down my leg every time I do so. Wait, I think I just p1ssed in my own boot.

    My limousine is running and I have to Barney Frank Greece… without grease. Ha ha! Good day.

  10. Obama care violates HIPPA regulations. This is not over and will not stand. That is why the house is trying to get Puerto Rico as a state. 2 senators and 6 congressmen ans a boat load of voters. War is coming.
    powder is dry.

  11. MerNJ
    April 30th, 2010 | 7:11 am | #7
    So where are the Republicans in Congress asking for heads to roll? Oh that’s right, they’re worn out from the Obamacare fight and have no more stamina or will. Remember November and throw them all out!
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    The Republicans, namely Paul Ryan, have been trying to get this out for months. The R Party has no majority in either house. Right now they’re being stonewalled on the Ft. hood massacre dossier.

    “Voting them all out” is what the Democrats want. That is how the Democrats, campaigning as being more conservative than their Republican rivals in 2006, were able to assume majorities in both houses.

    Voters like you, unable to discern between posers and the real deal, brought us to this point.

  12. How much more can you take? This is sickening.

  13. I don’t believe repeal will happen. Republican or Democrat, they are all being controlled by the same few people.

  14. I recall the grilling Condi Rice took from democrats because of a vague memo that Bin Laden was going to attack US territory. It was politically used to imply that Bush was asleep at the wheel and bore the blame for preventing the attack that ultimately killed thousands and jolted the economy by nearly a trillion dollars.

    Now here we have a specific report warning of an attack on the US economy naming the where, how and when and it is not acted on. Given that democrats are fond of saying that people are dying without health care we can assume thousands will die from a shortage of services through prohibitive costs.

    Who really betrayed the people ?

  15. Well,their no douth about the “Death Panel”now they have plan to put the illegal on the rolls all the time those that will be going on Medical will total kill the sates on property taxs.

  16. Oh yeah. I saw this very item turned into a bigtime scandal on NBC/CBS/ABC/CNN/NYT/WaPo/LATimes (NOT!). (You would think their conscience would get to them at some point and these so-called news outlets would start reporting on all this Democrat corruption – apparently not. They really are part of the Democrat Media Complex.)

  17. Spot on #12

    Rahm Emanuel was in charge of finding and vetting House Congressional candidates in 2006. He was looking and finding blue dogs and moderate democrats (socialists) to run in conservative districts. The lying national and local media spun big bad George Bush, the war sucks, people are blowing up in Iraq and we are losing stories day after day. Hence, socialist were elected and sworn in. Then came the Obama anti-war campaign. And this is where we are today.

  18. CRIMINAL. REPEAL. And now with Obama and his buddies setting up exchanges and businesses to retrofit huge office buildings with “green” technology before there’s any demand at all for it, just WAITING for Obama to put into law the cap ‘n trade and retrofit laws needed to force people into these conveniently waiting mechanisms thus enriching himself and his buddies. NOW THAT IS CRIMINAL. Our POTUS is a crook. Start the clock, let’s see how long until he answers criminally and we restore law and order to our country.

  19. What’s with Lindsay Graham? How about John McCain? Do they also enrich themselves with Cap ‘n Trade? How come they’re so adamant in supporting this fraud? Have they bought into the CCX? I want to know. Buncha frauds.



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