Skip to comments.Sen. Udall Pressured Insurance Division to Revise Cancellation Numbers Due to Obamacare
Posted on 01/09/2014 5:43:12 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
As first reported by Todd Shepherd at Complete Colorado, liberal U.S. Senator Mark Udall and his staff pressured the Colorado Division of Insurance to revise the number of Coloradans whose insurance policies were canceled as a result of Obamacare. From Shepherds report:
At the height of controversy surrounding President Obamas promises on the federal health care overhaul, U.S. Senator Mark Udalls office worked assiduously to revise press accounts that 249,000 Coloradans received health care cancellation notices. Because the 249,000 figure was produced inside the Colorado Division of Insurance, Udalls office lobbied that agency to revise the figure, or revise their definition of what qualified as a cancellation.
According to an email uncovered by Shepherd, Jo Donlin, the director of external affairs with the Department of Regulatory Agencies Division of Insurance told colleagues on November 14th:
Sen. Udall says our numbers were wrong. They are not wrong. Cancellation notices affected 249,199 people. They want to trash our numbers. Im holding strong while we get more details. Many have already done early renewals. Regardless, they received cancellation notices.
After Donlin provided an explanation of the numbers (which were accurate) the next day, instead of backing down, Sen. Udall sent his chief of staff to bully the Division of Insurance. Donlin characterized the phone call as very hostile.
On December 9th, nearly a month after this treacherous conversation, the liberal Public Policy Polling reported that Udalls deserves re-election numbers had plummeted 14 points since August. Udall knew that this revelation would crush his re-election effort, especially since he told Coloradans that if they liked their insurance, they could keep their insurance, which was the Lie of the Year, according to the nonpartisan Politifact. The Republican National Committee then piled on by calling Udall out specifically for the lie.
Of course, any hiccups with Obamacare should cause concern for Udall. The Wall Street Journal identified Democratic U.S. Senator Mark Udall as one of 12 in the Senate who cast the deciding vote on Obamacare.
Nonetheless, Udall learned his bully them until they change the numbers to our liking tactics from the best. Just this week, it was revealed that President Obama asked a contractor to fudge numbers about the jobs impact that his new coal regulations would have. When the contractor refused, the contract was terminated. Too bad Udall cant terminate the Division of Insurance for not reporting his preferred take.
We cant wait to hear what kind of excuse Team Udall has for this one. Allison Sherry, are you busy writing the clean-up, Udall is an NSA Watchdog story that distracts from this yet?
It doesn’t surprise me that Udall would want to get in on all of the ‘RAT lying that is going on. All of the Udall’s are like that.
Hiccups? More like a full-body dry heave
Not only are they hurting us,
they are lying about it.
The laws of economic are as valid as any law found in nature.
The full weight of a powerful and dictatorial government with the power to punish or destroy those that do not bend to their will can distort these laws of economic, but they can not change them.
Like an airplane can defy gravity, the government can defy these laws of economic, but only as long as everything keep working.
The best way to allow the laws of economics work to provide wealth and prosperity to all those that strive in their own best interest is with less laws and regulations.
Our economy today is at the bottom of a vast ocean of laws, rules, regulations and mandates. The pressure is becoming intense, the only question is how long before it collapses completely.
I have come to the conclusion that all of our problems can be traced back to politicians who seem to do whatever it takes for them to keep their job (and perks). Maybe it would be cheaper if we just paid each and everyone of them based on the number of bills they pass. A sliding scale, for every bill they pass, their salary is REDUCED.
This would go for any department head. For every new regulation they put out, their salary is reduced.
Their best interest now come with a desire to keep the number of new laws and regulations to a minimum.
(So the government could function, we could exempt the first 100 bills.)
if only they cared more about results than appearances. it doesn’t seem to have gone well for other governments who put appearance over result.
they are lying about it.
And they are getting away with it
Meaning when the media had no choice but to report on it. Now that most sheeple aren't paying attention...
Bring charges against him if there are any under law... or if there is any law left.
Liar...liar...pants on fire!
Yet more fraud on top of fraud. Imagine if America actually had an awake, interested and aware voting populace. These bass turds would never see the inside of an elected official’s office.
His britches are burning!
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