Skip to comments.Analysis: Some Republicans see new scandal in Sebelius fundraising
Posted on 05/22/2013 7:11:04 AM PDT by haffast
(Reuters) - With the White House already reeling from three major controversies, some Republican lawmakers are zeroing in on what they perceive is another possible scandal tied to President Barack Obama's landmark health reform law just as it nears implementation.
On top of the troubles the administration is facing over its handling of the attack on the Benghazi mission, the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups, and the Justice Department's seizure of Associated Press phone records, Republicans hope to target Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.
They are questioning her soliciting of funds on behalf of a non-profit group, called Enroll America, from two private entities, a practice which if not unprecedented is at the very least unusual. Federal law bars officials from soliciting any organization or individual with whom they do business or regulate.
Enroll America is run by the president's former campaign backers to do something Congress refused to fund: sell "Obamacare" to the public.
An HHS statement last week said that since March Sebelius solicited financial donations for Enroll America from H&R Block Inc, the tax preparation company, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a philanthropic entity devoted to public health issues. Asked Monday for a list of all solicitations before or after March, an HHS spokesman referred Reuters to the department's original statement.
Neither H&R Block nor the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation are regulated by HHS, the department's spokesman said, so there was nothing improper or illegal about soliciting them.
Enroll America is intended to serve as the private sector flagship for a massive public outreach campaign intended to get millions of uninsured Americans to sign up for subsidized insurance coverage through new online marketplaces, or exchanges, that will begin open enrollment on October 1.
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New HHS/Sebelius Donor Scandal Brewing
Breitbart ^ | 5/20/13 | Javier Manjarres
Yes, and already, the administration is calling it a “conspiracy theory.” Beck brought up a good point about this. He said this was right out of Cass Sunstein’s playbook, which of course was just an “academic excercise.” Even if it’s TRUE, if the government jumps in and labels something as a conspiracy theory, it can be used as a weapon against opposition. If you look at it, they have done it with every crisis. They’ve tried to get the jump on this one with Art Carney’s press conference yesterday.
“New”? Uh, no, Reuters...some of us have been talking about it for a long time.
“New to you”, perhaps...
Al Reuters,a wholly owned subsidiary of America’s Communist Party.
I am putting you down for a $5million contribution. Nice family you have there by the way.
Sebelius has blood on her hands from way back in Kansas: http://www.scribd.com/doc/12956801/Kansas-Political-Money
...are questioning her soliciting of funds on behalf of a non-profit group, called Enroll America... run by the president's former campaign backers to do something Congress refused to fund: sell "Obamacare" to the public... Sebelius solicited financial donations for Enroll America from H&R Block Inc, the tax preparation company, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation...It's a lot easier to raise money illegally when the IRS is being illegally used by a rogue fake POTUS.