26 Apr 2010

HHS Sat On Health Care Bill Cost Report

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Remember Barack Obama’s campaign promises about an open and complete public debate “on C-Span” when, after his election, he would proceed to try to enact health care reform?

Obama promised openness and “an honest process.” In reality, the bill was drafted by powerful democrat politicians behind closed doors, rammed into law via a series of shady political shortcuts around normal legislative rules, and the release of the results of an analysis by the government’s own economic experts deliberately delayed in order to conceal the truth from the public.

Washington Prowler:

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.”

One Feedback on "HHS Sat On Health Care Bill Cost Report"

Wakefield Tolbert

We knew this would probably happen, of course, and that the initial CBO costs projections were bunk. The American voter never wises up.

The CBO in fact is not allowed (by law) to make extrapolations about cost or results, but rather can only deal with the numbers given.

Now comes word that some companies are doing what was also predicted by some of us–dropping people from their health care plans.

Plus ca change.


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