Sebelious scandal

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    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius may be involved in an Iran-Contra-style health care scandal.

    The Washington Post reported Friday that Sebelius is asking private companies involved in health care to contribute funds to Enroll America, a nonprofit that is working to help implement the Affordable Care Act by enrolling the uninsured and educating Americans on the new law. Congress has turned down requests from the Obama administration for additional funds to help implement the ACA.

    Alexander, the ranking member on the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, called for an investigation into Sebelius’ actions Saturday, saying it “may be illegal, should cease immediately and should be fully investigated by Congress.”

    “Such private fundraising circumvents the constitutional requirement that only Congress may appropriate funds. If the secretary or others in her department are closely coordinating the activities of Enroll America, which is headed by a former White House aide, then those actions may be in violation of the Anti-Deficiency Act,” he said.

    He compared such behavior to the Iran-Contra scandal, “when Reagan administration official Oliver North raised funds and directed their spending through private entities in support of Nicaraguan rebels even though Congress had refused to appropriate such funds.”



    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/05/13/lamar-alexander-slams-sebelius-over-iran-contra-style-health-care-scandal/#ixzz2TOdYcRIF



    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/05/13/lamar-alexander-slams-sebelius-over-iran-contra-style-health-care-scandal/#ixzz2TOdPHk31

     
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    Pentagon is ordering the furlough of 680,000 civilian workers starting 1 Jul 13 . They will miss 1 day a week for 11 weeks .

     
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    Pentagon is ordering the furlough of 680,000 civilian workers starting 1 Jul 13 . They will miss 1 day a week for 11 weeks .



    So, let's kill Obama care.  Then there will be plenty of money to pay the troops.

     
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    Pentagon is ordering the furlough of 680,000 civilian workers starting 1 Jul 13 . They will miss 1 day a week for 11 weeks .

     



    So, let's kill Obama care.  Then there will be plenty of money to pay the troops.

     




     
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    Pentagon is ordering the furlough of 680,000 civilian workers starting 1 Jul 13 . They will miss 1 day a week for 11 weeks .

     



    So, let's kill Obama care.  Then there will be plenty of money to pay the troops.

     

     




     



    Care to explain this latest piece of misinformation? Dollars to donuts it's a lie Like very other cartoon you post.

    but keep going.

     
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    "That's a nice little insurance company you got there. It would be a shame if something happened to it."

     

     
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    Looks like there's another bit of immoral and unethical activity brewing over at the EPA! Conservative groups being treated unfairly! I'm sure Obams and his court of jesters were unaware of the goings on.....again! Lots of similarities in Obama's couch legends and his administration! No ones working!

     
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    Looks like there's another bit of immoral and unethical activity brewing over at the EPA! Conservative groups being treated unfairly! I'm sure Obams and his court of jesters were unaware of the goings on.....again! Lots of similarities in Obama's couch legends and his administration! No ones working!

     




    Looks like some idiots see dead people....everywhere.

    Make sure to check under yer bed before you buckle on the tin-foil hat for beddy-bye time.

     

    You maroons are hilarious.

     



    You know we are hitting close to home when we start getting replies like this.  They are unable to attack the message, so they attack the messenger.  Typical reaction for the progressives.

     
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    How long can a leader say "a lot of people under my command are corrupt but, I knew nothing and never even suspected it"?????

     
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    How long can a leader say "a lot of people under my command are corrupt but, I knew nothing and never even suspected it"?????



    Gotta love a leader who doesn't know what's going on

     
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    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius the "Empress of Obamacare" for the vast new powers she inherited. Reading through the text of the law, HHS, of which more than 700 referred to instances in which she "shall" do something and more than 200 cases in which she "may" take regulatory action.

    Back then, it was scary enough that any individual would have so many arbitrary powers -- from determining what type of insurance every American must purchase to deciding which insurers could sell policies on new government-run exchanges at what price.

    With a nation digesting news that the IRS targeted conservative groups for special scrutiny and that the Department of Justice obtained phone records of Associated Press journalists, the past week has brought plenty of reminders about the nature of government power.

    In the midst of these stories, the Washington Post reported that Sebelius "has made multiple phone calls to health industry executives, community organizations and church groups and asked that they contribute whatever they can to nonprofit groups that are working to enroll uninsured Americans and increase awareness of the law."

    Soliciting help from an industry that Sebelius has wide-ranging regulatory power over is clearly unethical, and quite possibly illegal. But it is not unusual behavior for Sebelius.

    As governor of Kansas, Sebelius refused to release documents crucial to the investigation of Planned Parenthood and late-term abortionist George Tiller, a major campaign contributor. It was later revealed that in 2005, while under her control, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment shredded documents crucial to the investigation, claiming it was part of "routine document destruction."

    In June 2010, months after the passage of Obamacare, Secretary Sebelius warned private insurers participating in Medicare Advantage against increasing premiums. Then in September 2010, Sebelius offered a broader and more blistering warning to all health insurers against citing the health care law as a reason for increasing premiums even though the law contains a raft of new requirements that naturally drive up the cost of insurance.

    "[T]he Administration, in partnership with states, will not tolerate unjustified rate hikes in the name of consumer protections," Sebelius wrote. "[W]e will not stand idly," she declared, warning that she would exercise her power to deny "unreasonable rate increases."

    She also threatened to bar insurers who didn't cooperate from the new insurance exchanges, which the CBO estimates will eventually cover 24 million people and receive $1.1 trillion in subsidies over the next decade.

    In a June 2012 letter, the Government Accountability Office found that HHS failed to demonstrate that it had the legal authority to divert $8.3 billion to finance a program that helped temporarily offset the impact of Medicare Advantage cuts during an election year.

    Just a few months later, in September 2012, the government's Office of Special Counsel determined that Sebelius violated the Hatch Act -- which bars partisan political activity by federal employees on the job -- when she appeared at an event in her official capacity to promote Obama's re-election. The office referred the matter to Obama for disciplinary action, but he took none. Lower-level government employees are routinely dismissed for much less egregious violations of the statute.

    In the rush to pass Obamacare, Democrats couldn't fully flesh out their vision for America's health care system. So they left it to regulators to work out key details, and the secretary of HHS became the one regulator to rule them all. Time and again, Sebelius, the Empress of Obamacare, has demonstrated that she cannot be trusted as a judicious steward of this incredible power.

    http://washingtonexaminer.com/philip-klein-obamacares-empress-strikes-again/article/2529742

     
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    Gotta love a leader who doesn't know what's going on

    Every day we find out more and more what things that Obama doesn't know.

     

     
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    Affirmed by the SCOTUS? Saying it's constitutional because it's a new tax is not affirmation of anything other than the govt can continue to tax us at will.

    Many LAWS have been appealed.

     
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    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius the "Empress of Obamacare" for the vast new powers she inherited. Reading through the text of the law, HHS, of which more than 700 referred to instances in which she "shall" do something and more than 200 cases in which she "may" take regulatory action.

    Back then, it was scary enough that any individual would have so many arbitrary powers -- from determining what type of insurance every American must purchase to deciding which insurers could sell policies on new government-run exchanges at what price.

    With a nation digesting news that the IRS targeted conservative groups for special scrutiny and that the Department of Justice obtained phone records of Associated Press journalists, the past week has brought plenty of reminders about the nature of government power.

    In the midst of these stories, the Washington Post reported that Sebelius "has made multiple phone calls to health industry executives, community organizations and church groups and asked that they contribute whatever they can to nonprofit groups that are working to enroll uninsured Americans and increase awareness of the law."

    Soliciting help from an industry that Sebelius has wide-ranging regulatory power over is clearly unethical, and quite possibly illegal. But it is not unusual behavior for Sebelius.

    As governor of Kansas, Sebelius refused to release documents crucial to the investigation of Planned Parenthood and late-term abortionist George Tiller, a major campaign contributor. It was later revealed that in 2005, while under her control, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment shredded documents crucial to the investigation, claiming it was part of "routine document destruction."

    In June 2010, months after the passage of Obamacare, Secretary Sebelius warned private insurers participating in Medicare Advantage against increasing premiums. Then in September 2010, Sebelius offered a broader and more blistering warning to all health insurers against citing the health care law as a reason for increasing premiums even though the law contains a raft of new requirements that naturally drive up the cost of insurance.

    "[T]he Administration, in partnership with states, will not tolerate unjustified rate hikes in the name of consumer protections," Sebelius wrote. "[W]e will not stand idly," she declared, warning that she would exercise her power to deny "unreasonable rate increases."

    She also threatened to bar insurers who didn't cooperate from the new insurance exchanges, which the CBO estimates will eventually cover 24 million people and receive $1.1 trillion in subsidies over the next decade.

    In a June 2012 letter, the Government Accountability Office found that HHS failed to demonstrate that it had the legal authority to divert $8.3 billion to finance a program that helped temporarily offset the impact of Medicare Advantage cuts during an election year.

    Just a few months later, in September 2012, the government's Office of Special Counsel determined that Sebelius violated the Hatch Act -- which bars partisan political activity by federal employees on the job -- when she appeared at an event in her official capacity to promote Obama's re-election. The office referred the matter to Obama for disciplinary action, but he took none. Lower-level government employees are routinely dismissed for much less egregious violations of the statute.

    In the rush to pass Obamacare, Democrats couldn't fully flesh out their vision for America's health care system. So they left it to regulators to work out key details, and the secretary of HHS became the one regulator to rule them all. Time and again, Sebelius, the Empress of Obamacare, has demonstrated that she cannot be trusted as a judicious steward of this incredible power.

    http://washingtonexaminer.com/philip-klein-obamacares-empress-strikes-again/article/2529742

     




    We get it, you don't like the ACA.

     

    Too bad, it's the law and has been affirmed by SCOTUS.

    And it IS bending the healthcare cost curve on healthcare.

    Another example of the neo-con-poops being wrong....AGAIN!!!



    ACA hasn't even been fully implemented and you already know it's "bending the healthcare cost curve"? So something as massive as our health care costs can be affected that quickly by something that isn't even fully implented? That's one hell of a magical bill...

     
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    ACA hasn't even been fully implemented and you already know it's "bending the healthcare cost curve"? So something as massive as our health care costs can be affected that quickly by something that isn't even fully implented? That's one hell of a magical bill...

     

     




     

    Pretty cool, huh?

     



    Sure....if you believe bullsh!t

     
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    ACA hasn't even been fully implemented and you already know it's "bending the healthcare cost curve"? So something as massive as our health care costs can be affected that quickly by something that isn't even fully implented? That's one hell of a magical bill...

     

     




     

    Pretty cool, huh?

     

     



    Sure....if you believe bullsh!t

     

     




    Or the reality of the numbers.

     

    Too bad you choose to remain ignorant of reality.



    How sad for you that you think something that hasn't been implelented can actually have an affect. Yikes!

     
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    ACA hasn't even been fully implemented and you already know it's "bending the healthcare cost curve"? So something as massive as our health care costs can be affected that quickly by something that isn't even fully implented? That's one hell of a magical bill...

     

     




     

    Pretty cool, huh?

     

     



    Sure....if you believe bullsh!t

     

     




    Or the reality of the numbers.

     

    Too bad you choose to remain ignorant of reality.

     



    How sad for you that you think something that hasn't been implelented can actually have an affect. Yikes!

     

     




     

    Another swing and a miss.

    That's okay, you can keep hiding under your bed, the adults will take care of reality.



    If it's already bending the cost curve then why not share the numbers that back that up?

     
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