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Posted: 9/11/2010 3:59:05 AM EDT
http://hotair.com/archives/2010/09/10/sebelius-insurers-who-criticize-obamacare-may-get-locked-out-of-system/

Sebelius: insurers who criticize ObamaCare may get locked out of system

posted at 11:36 am on September 10, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

Does ObamaCare trump the First Amendment? HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius must think so. Yesterday, after apparently tiring of criticism of the new law from the companies it will eventually put out of business, Sebelius offered to expedite that process for those who don’t take an opportunity to shut their mouths:

President Barack Obama’s top health official on Thursday warned the insurance industry that the administration won’t tolerate blaming premium hikes on the new health overhaul law.

"There will be zero tolerance for this type of misinformation and unjustified rate increases,” Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said in a letter to the insurance lobby.

"Simply stated, we will not stand idly by as insurers blame their premium hikes and increased profits on the requirement that they provide consumers with basic protections,” Sebelius said. She warned that bad actors may be excluded from new health insurance markets that will open in 2014 under the law. They’d lose out on a big pool of customers, as many as 30 million people nationwide.

By those standards, Sebelius would have to exclude Medicare as well. Four months ago, Medicare — which is under Sebelius’ authority — released a highly misleading brochure about the impact ObamaCare has on its consumers. It stated that Medicare Advantage patients would "still receive guaranteed Medicare benefits,” which was never in question, but made it sound as though they would suffer no reduction in services or benefits from the $500 billion in cuts to the program. It also bragged about changes in ObamaCare that had nothing to do with Medicare, including the mandate that insurers keep "children” on family policies until age 26 — a provision that does not include Medicare, for obvious reasons.

Rarely have we heard a Cabinet official tell Americans to stay out of political debates at the risk of losing their businesses. It points out the danger in having government run industries and holding a position where politicians can actually destroy a business out of spite. It also demonstrates the thin skin of our current administration, where Hope and Change means keeping your mouth shut and pretending that everyone is happy while businesses slowly circle the drain.

Of course, maybe Sebelius won’t go as far as to lock them out of the state exchanges for disputing the Official Smiley-Face Rhetoric Enforcement Squad at HHS. Perhaps she’ll just send them to a re-education facility instead
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 4:01:54 AM EDT
That takes some big ones to admit publicly.
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 4:02:02 AM EDT
I can haz tyranny?
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 4:02:59 AM EDT
you will obey
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 4:04:49 AM EDT
OK Commissar Sebelius.
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 4:06:45 AM EDT
Remember come November.
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 4:06:52 AM EDT
Things like this make me wish I was the CEO of a huge health care company just so I could send her a letter on letterhead stating "Kindly go fuck yourself."
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 4:08:55 AM EDT
The Obama Administration is the Lefts Last Chance ..............remember this!!!

And FUCK SEBELIUS !!!
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 4:10:02 AM EDT
Originally Posted By raven:
I can haz tyranny?


Your wish is granted
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 4:58:05 AM EDT
Thug politics.
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 5:01:05 AM EDT
We used to go to war over less.....
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 5:04:15 AM EDT
They'll impose ever more draconian rules until it's impossible for insurance companies to operate. Once they start to collapse the .gov steps in with the libtards saying "look, capitalism doesn't work in health care!" and takes over. End of game.
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 5:16:13 AM EDT
Originally Posted By MTUSA:
We used to go to war over less.....
The Revolution was sparked by a tax on tea. Can you imagine Americans going to war over a tax on a soft drink today?


Link Posted: 9/11/2010 5:17:59 AM EDT
Cool, where do I criticize?
So I can get outta that mess
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 5:22:35 AM EDT
I have no COC compliant comments for this thread.
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 5:22:56 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/11/2010 5:23:09 AM EDT by PantherArms762]
I REALLY wish these ins companies would pool their fucking money and buy about 2000hrs of ad time and just run these fucking communists into the ground.

EVERYTHING. Sebelius' old boyfriend from college that got herpes from her or 2 hrs of Obama's ties to Mugabe. Just drop 30 second sound clips of Obama mumbling and bumbling like Rush does.

Just beat their ever loving asses into the ground publically.

Fuck, I hate that bitch.
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 5:24:02 AM EDT
New Amerika
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 5:25:25 AM EDT
Originally Posted By VTHOKIESHOOTER:
New Amerika


Yep, and it's literally going to get people killed when they can't get medical care that was available before.
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 5:27:55 AM EDT
Whore
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 5:29:16 AM EDT
Like Machiavelli said, to retain power you must treat men well or crush them. There's going to be retribution in November, fuck you Sebelius.
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 5:30:13 AM EDT
LoL, those fucksticks think Obama Care is unpopular now, just wait!


Not surprising in the least, but I'm sure most of you remember the lamestream media towing the line during the whole Healthcare debate, and how they were mocking those of us who read parts of that monster legislation, and knew full well that most of what the administration and their puppets (NBC/CBS/ABC) were telling us, wasn't true, and I'd go as far as saying that most were bold faced lies! and now we're seeing most of what we were told (costs wouldn't go up, you wouldn't lose your existing coverage, blah blah blah) was in fact pure and utter bullshit.

Even the Obamabots are starting to see the writing on the wall now, unfortunately they didn't prior to voting for that Grade A peter puffing fuckstain.
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 5:36:17 AM EDT
Unbelievable.


Link Posted: 9/11/2010 5:38:51 AM EDT
You must comply... Comrad
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 5:42:11 AM EDT
My boxer learns to fly and speak french. Obamacare works.

Any bets on which happens first?
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 5:45:48 AM EDT
So don't have the insurance companies say anything. Form a 521-type organization that coincidentally is made up of the same people and is run by "donations" from the insurance industry. Since they're not the insurance companies, they can say whatever they want.
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 5:59:20 AM EDT

Originally Posted By wganz:
Originally Posted By MTUSA:
We used to go to war over less.....
The Revolution was sparked by a tax on tea. Can you imagine Americans going to war over a tax on a soft drink today?



obamacare is a turning point in history. we will either strike it from law and have a chance to rebuild, or we will fall to socialism and decay. this law is the deepest low and greatest threat to Liberty in our nation's history. To think that very shortly DC politicians will be having a say in who lives and dies is something that chills my blood to ice. Eugenics, that's what this is about. The power to create your own "perfect race". That sound familiar to anyone? Pandora's Box opens again.

I still believe to this day blood will be shed over this law. The law hasn't even fully went into effect. If I remember correctly we are still trying to sort it out in court. Bottom line, you don't tell a red blooded American that their loved one can not be treated because it's not cost effective. I can not even fathom being a doctor at this time. Knowing that I could save someone, but not permitted to because they are not ____________ enough. Heavy EVIL shit. Mark my words, when some suit tells the wrong kind of man that he will need to watch a mother/wife/son/daughter wither away while the ability to save them exists it's going to get fucking ugly. I don't think I could in good faith convict such a man either.


Link Posted: 9/11/2010 6:18:53 AM EDT
Anyone for a full public media-covered burning of Obamacare documents?
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 6:26:22 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 6:30:15 AM EDT

Link Posted: 9/11/2010 6:32:15 AM EDT

freakin' scum

you and your boss's time is coming you ugly cunt

Link Posted: 9/11/2010 6:33:49 AM EDT
Originally Posted By HDRnR:
Like Machiavelli said, to retain power you must treat men well or crush them. There's going to be retribution in November


True.......but then the Republicans become the Enemy........do you really believe that the Repubs won't try to pull some shit on the American people?

We will have to step on the throats of the Repubs also!!!

Many Americans will have to reassess their lifestyles!!!

Link Posted: 9/11/2010 6:43:28 AM EDT
Originally Posted By raven:
I can haz tyranny?


yes you certainly may, and you will shutup and like it.
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 6:45:35 AM EDT
This is no longer the USA...
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 6:48:28 AM EDT


Google locked up when I tried to search for obama.

I'm assuming all my computer information is being sent through the NSA...
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 6:49:20 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Bones45:
They'll impose ever more draconian rules until it's impossible for insurance companies to operate. Once they start to collapse the .gov steps in with the libtards saying "look, capitalism doesn't work in health care!" and takes over. End of game.


Exactly their plan.
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 6:49:41 AM EDT
This kind of thing is exactly the reason a lot of businesses in America are not hiring employees anymore. You get the government saying stuff like, "Pass it now, then we'll find out what's in it later" and now this, where if you speak out against it or raise premiums because of it you get blacklisted.

How can any business operate in a climate like this? hope and change my ass.

-Gator
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 6:53:34 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/11/2010 6:58:09 AM EDT by orangelo]
Didn't the Italian fascists do exactly this type of thing in the 1920s and 30s?
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 6:56:22 AM EDT
[Democrat]

"But it's not a government takeover of healthcare! You'll still be able to buy private health insurance! We simply require you to buy it, require them to sell it to you, and tell them how much they can charge for it."

[/Democrat]
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 7:45:01 AM EDT
Originally Posted By TUMOR:
Originally Posted By HDRnR:
Like Machiavelli said, to retain power you must treat men well or crush them. There's going to be retribution in November


True.......but then the Republicans become the Enemy........do you really believe that the Repubs won't try to pull some shit on the American people?

We will have to step on the throats of the Repubs also!!!

Many Americans will have to reassess their lifestyles!!!



Thats why theres the Tea Party.

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