April 27, 2010

Updated: White House, HHS Hid Report Exposing Cost of Obamacare

This merely confirms the fact that Barack Obama and his administration chose to deceive and defraud the American people in order to further their statist goals:

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."

The analysis, performed by Medicare's Office of the Actuary, which in the past has been identified as a "nonpolitical" office, set off alarm bells when submitted. "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."

58% of voters already support repealing Obamacare. News that Obama and his allies deceived the American people by hiding this report will only push that number higher, while it simultaneously adds to the number of Americans who simply won't trust an Administration that has proven itself to be inherently corrupt and deceptive.

Update: Actuary denies the report was delayed. My thoughts on what this denial means are here.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at April 27, 2010 06:34 AM

According to ABC News, Richard Foster, chief actuary for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, says this isn't true.

Posted by: TB at April 27, 2010 05:29 PM