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Obamacare extortion?
Washington Post ^ | May 12, 2013 | By Jennifer Rubin

Posted on 05/12/2013 11:31:20 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has gone, hat in hand, to health industry officials, asking them to make large financial donations to help with the effort to implement President Obama’s landmark health-care law, two people familiar with the outreach said.

Her unusual fundraising push comes after Congress repeatedly rejected the Obama administration’s requests for additional funds to set up the Affordable Care Act, leaving HHS to implement the president’s signature legislative accomplishment on what officials have described as a shoestring budget.

Bizarrely, HHS spokesman Jason Young claims that “Sebelius did not solicit for funds directly from industries that HHS regulates, such as insurance companies and hospitals, but rather asked them to contribute in whatever way they can.”

Well, Mr. Young, it’s not a “contribution” when the government regulator comes with its hand out. These are hence not “contributions,” but monies obtained under duress, and the fear of adverse government action.

I realize scandal investigations are backing up like cars on the Beltway in rush hour, but this one seems like it should go close to the front of the line. We have an unpopular health-care bill with gross implementation and design problems that exceeds its budget.

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1 posted on 05/12/2013 11:31:20 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee
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To: Brad from Tennessee
We would be better off if all we had to do was have an operation to get rid of her.


2 posted on 05/12/2013 11:41:49 PM PDT by Slyfox (The red face of shame is proof that the conscience is still operational.)
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To: Slyfox

Lols :-)


3 posted on 05/13/2013 12:08:15 AM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: Slyfox

Sebaceous cysts are really, really stinky!


4 posted on 05/13/2013 12:52:40 AM PDT by eCSMaster ("God bless Planned Parenthood"- B.H.Obama, 2013)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Why would any part of the Health Industry donate to it’s own demise?


5 posted on 05/13/2013 4:15:39 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: eCSMaster; Bobalu

It is a real bitch when the people won't cough up even more
money to complete your marxist paradise.

6 posted on 05/13/2013 9:49:39 AM PDT by Slyfox (The red face of shame is proof that the conscience is still operational.)
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