Skip to comments.Secretary Unsure of Fiscal Impact of Obamacare
Posted on 03/12/2012 3:13:03 PM PDT by John Semmens
Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius says she has no idea on what the fiscal impacts of Obamacare might be.
I havent really approached the issue from that perspective, Sebelius told Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wisc) at a recent hearing. Were just trying to make sure everyone and everything is covered.
Maybe well take a look at costs later when we have more time. Senator Johnsons suggestion that all the requests for waivers that HHS has granted indicate a problem with cost was brushed aside by the Secretary. First of all, I dont know which waivers you are talking about, she complained. Each one is done on a case-by-case basis. Each has its own set of circumstances.
Second, your assumption that we grant waivers when applicants costs are too high is incorrect, Sebelius said. We use a variety of factors to determine who we deem qualifies for a waiver.
Seeing that a disproportionate share of the waivers have gone to businesses and unions that are political supporters of the Obama Administration, the variety of factors would appear to include a political component. What they do not include is an accommodation for matters of conscience because that would allow individuals to put their own beliefs ahead of what has been decided to be socially beneficial, Sebelius said.
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I fail to see the satire in this.
That’s basically how the Dems are approaching healthcare. Force everybody to be covered, then prune services until it reaches a predetermined cost.
What we have here is kudzu care. Seemed like a good idea to plant a sprig somewhere, and now, look at it. Just look at it.
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