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Sources: White House told insurance execs to keep quiet on Obamacare
CNN ^ | 10-30-13 | Drew Griffin and Chris Frates, CNN Special Investigations Unit

Posted on 10/30/2013 4:17:36 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather

(CNN) -- White House officials have pressured insurance industry executives to keep quiet amid mounting criticism over Obamacare's rollout, insurance industry sources told CNN.

After insurance officials publicly criticized the implementation, White House staffers contacted insurers to express their displeasure, industry insiders said.

Multiple sources declined to speak publicly about the push back because they fear retribution.

Can people keep plans under Obamacare?

Keeping Obamacare's promises

Obamacare's messaging problem But Bob Laszewski, who heads a consulting firm for big insurance companies, did talk on the record.

"The White House is exerting massive pressure on the industry, including the trade associations, to keep quiet," he said.

Laszewski, who's been a vocal critic of Obamacare, said he's been asked by insurance executives to speak out because they feel defenseless against an administration that is regulating their business -- and a big customer.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: execs; iguaranteeyoucankeep; insurance; kokeheads4obama; liberalfascism; maybealiitleblow; maybealottagolf; quieted; softtotalitarianism; tyranny; wh; yourdoctorperiod; yourhealthplanperiod
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Hey insurance companies, speak out now because make no mistake about it...you are the target anyway. Wake up! Don't deal with the devil.
1 posted on 10/30/2013 4:17:36 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Hey insurance companies, speak out now because make no mistake about it...you are the target anyway.

How much insurance do you think your companies will sell under single payer?

2 posted on 10/30/2013 4:22:03 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: sheikdetailfeather
"We'll make them an offer they can't refuse. It's the Chicago way".


3 posted on 10/30/2013 4:22:20 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: sheikdetailfeather
At least some of the insurance industry wishes now it had used its considerable resources to fight ObamaCare the way they fought HillaryCare.
4 posted on 10/30/2013 4:22:28 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

First they came for the Tea Party people via the IRS. That worked really good, so now they know they can threaten anybody they want, like the Insurance Companies to keep their mouths shut.
Nobody blinks an eye, business as usual. This Country is falling fast.....people do not seem to even notice.


5 posted on 10/30/2013 4:22:46 PM PDT by slipper (The best is yet to come)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Multiple sources declined to speak publicly about the push back because they fear retribution.

Did someone give a tyranny and forgot to invite me?

6 posted on 10/30/2013 4:22:47 PM PDT by stormhill (Guns Save Lives!)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

And Frank Pallone has the audacity to say that the insurance companies have to learn to compete better in the free market.

You don’t compete with the regulators.


7 posted on 10/30/2013 4:24:15 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

“Nice biz you’ve got here. Be a shame if something bad happened to it.”


8 posted on 10/30/2013 4:24:44 PM PDT by AHerald ("Do not fear, only believe." - Mark 5:36)
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To: stormhill

This is intolerable.

Any CEO of any major industry should be able to speak about the problems in his industry. How else are we to understand the problems?

Congress should stop this.


9 posted on 10/30/2013 4:26:24 PM PDT by old curmudgeon
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Anyone who hasn’t firmly concluded that the executive office has been completely transformed into a racketeering outfit ain’t paying attention.


10 posted on 10/30/2013 4:29:06 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Fascism, ain’t it grand!


11 posted on 10/30/2013 4:30:26 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Signalman

Chicago Style is no style ...hell Capone was a Neapolitan, not Sicilian, and just killed kids and people with no finesse... now the NYC mob did it with class and discrimination .. NOOOO, not that type of discrimination, i.e., racial, that would be Democrap Chicago Style.


12 posted on 10/30/2013 4:31:29 PM PDT by BilLies ("Will none rid me of this lying bastard ?")
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To: old curmudgeon
Agreed. This STINKS. This is NOT how America is supposed to be. ANY CEO of ANY company should be able to even TRASH the President if he wants, WITHOUT FEAR OF REPERCUSSION. It was O.K. when Bush was President!

Bret Bair at Fox.. Are you listening? 'FOX NEWS 'SPECIAL REPORT' on the Kommie King's SILENCING-WHILE-HIJACKING our private sector is in order!

13 posted on 10/30/2013 4:31:54 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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To: old curmudgeon

As that halfazz Prophetess Maxine Waters said

Obama got a system where he KNOW everything bout EVERYBODY

this comment was made prior to the torrent of information on the NSA coming to light.

we have ALL Sinned.....

need I say more? The regime has something on just about everybody Id be willing to bet.

stand in their way and be tarred and feathered with information....


14 posted on 10/30/2013 4:31:58 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Visit http://icantenroll.com/)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Good God....

Can’t the pilot crew of Air Force One take one for the country and end this foray into outright tyranny?


15 posted on 10/30/2013 4:33:25 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: BilLies

When the government choses not to attempt to protect ALL its citizens it protects none of them.


16 posted on 10/30/2013 4:34:50 PM PDT by BilLies ("Will none rid me of this lying bastard ?")
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Ruling through threats, blackmail and obamacide.


17 posted on 10/30/2013 4:37:30 PM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

It’s da Chicago way!


18 posted on 10/30/2013 4:38:21 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: AHerald

I’m sorry but I can’t work up too much sympathy for these f*cking asshats. They were right in there helping concoct this piece of sh*t because they thought they were gonna cut a fat hog in the butt. They should have known they would be thrown under the bus when this thing predicably went south.


19 posted on 10/30/2013 4:40:18 PM PDT by technically right
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Well Well Well, sees like the Commies at the White House have been pretty busy..everyone knows that the one running the show at the White House is Valerie Jarrett, she is the real President..Obama is just her tyrant lackey who does her bidding..didnt Jarrett say before the 2012 election that she would “Punish her enemies” after Obama was re-elected..spoken like a true Communist


20 posted on 10/30/2013 4:41:56 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sarah Barracuda
Obamacare In a Nutshell photo ObamacareNutshell_zpsca885b3d.jpg

Jarrett has been there from the beginning!!

21 posted on 10/30/2013 4:44:49 PM PDT by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals crazy!)
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To: Nachum

Ping


22 posted on 10/30/2013 4:46:12 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: bgill

Yes, we live in a police state. Barry Goldwater said we were on the verge of a police state in 1960 when the steel companies were threatened by JFK if they raised the price of steel.


23 posted on 10/30/2013 4:48:03 PM PDT by RightLady
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To: SpaceBar

“Anyone who hasn’t firmly concluded that the executive office has been completely transformed into a racketeering outfit ain’t paying attention.”

there are actually two people in the oval office, Obama and jarret. even if Obama was born here, he spent his formative years in Indonesia. jarret was born in iran. they are sitting there conspiring to undo 300 years of American history. its like a movie.


24 posted on 10/30/2013 4:48:33 PM PDT by willywill
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To: sheikdetailfeather

maybe they do but in case they don’t, the insurance companies need to understand that if they don’t circle their wagons and start speaking out collectively and resisting the Adolf obozo, they will be eliminated even sooner.


25 posted on 10/30/2013 4:54:49 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: sheikdetailfeather

why isn’ t congress going after the whitehouse for treatening private companies to shut up about the problems government is causing their industry?


26 posted on 10/30/2013 4:56:10 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: slipper

You forgot to mention the car dealerships that were shut down, the off-shore drilling which gets no more permits, and the coal industry that is in the cross hairs.


27 posted on 10/30/2013 4:59:12 PM PDT by the_Watchman
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To: old curmudgeon
Congress should stop this.

You've got to wonder how many are entrenched in this new regime. Otherwise they'd feel compelled to stop it knowing they might be next.

28 posted on 10/30/2013 5:03:22 PM PDT by Kenny (<p>)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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29 posted on 10/30/2013 5:05:54 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

“They fear retribution.” Wow, I woke up this morning in Germany, 1935.


30 posted on 10/30/2013 5:06:29 PM PDT by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: Secret Agent Man

The congress is hoping that they can just make it through all of this by not making waves. Besides..the insurance companies all have to prove whatever they take to congress and right now I think they are just trying to lay low.


31 posted on 10/30/2013 5:06:51 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Wow, most of the comments on a CNN blog are anti Obama!
32 posted on 10/30/2013 5:13:04 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: sheikdetailfeather; a fool in paradise

Remember Gibson Gittars, boys?


33 posted on 10/30/2013 5:13:27 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: old curmudgeon

The way to stop “this” is to round up the entire Ophonybama administration and lockem up in Alcatraz for life!


34 posted on 10/30/2013 5:13:58 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: skeeter

Hard to pick which I detest more...but insurance companies have to follow laws. The government doesn’t.


35 posted on 10/30/2013 5:16:49 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: cld51860

“They fear retribution.” Wow, I woke up this morning in Germany, 1935.

Hard to believe, that 10 years ago, we were pointing fingers at China for having an evil, repressive government.


36 posted on 10/30/2013 5:20:11 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: sheikdetailfeather

ZACT same thing happened in Fast and Furious with gun shops ASKED to sell guns to shady criminals. Time and again they were admonished to say nothing to anyone about the operation but then the awful truth was President Creepy was about to throw them all overboard and claim he played no part in these sales.

IF YOU HONOR THY WORD TO GAYmUZZIE THOU SHALT DIE.


37 posted on 10/30/2013 5:23:15 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Obama threatens insurance companies to keep their mouths shut and then he calls them “Bad Apples”.

It might behoove Obama to STFU himself.


38 posted on 10/30/2013 5:25:03 PM PDT by Venturer (Keep Obama and you aint seen nothing yet.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Is this the USA or Soviet Russia?


39 posted on 10/30/2013 5:25:57 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Signalman

40 posted on 10/30/2013 5:26:13 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Shades of fascism in NAZI Germany, where executives discovered that suddenly, to survive, they were members of the NAZI Party.

Here, now, are the RINOs opposed to that?

No; rather, the RINOs are opposed to whomever opposes the fascist nationalizing socialists of the Obama Administration.


41 posted on 10/30/2013 5:27:27 PM PDT by First_Salute (May God save our democratic-republican government, from a government by judiciary.)
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To: cld51860

bttt


42 posted on 10/30/2013 5:28:29 PM PDT by First_Salute (May God save our democratic-republican government, from a government by judiciary.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

bm


43 posted on 10/30/2013 5:29:47 PM PDT by Vision (Trayvon Martin illustrates the bankruptcy of the modern civil rights movement.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Sure why not. Health insurance exec’s knew Obamacare is simply a massive transfer of wealth from us to them. They helped build it.


44 posted on 10/30/2013 5:32:03 PM PDT by Fzob (Jesus + anything = nothing, Jesus + nothing = everything)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

What a bunch of thugs in this admin.


45 posted on 10/30/2013 5:32:53 PM PDT by Patriotic1 (Dic mihi solum facta, domina - Just the facts, ma'am)
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To: missnry
I can imagine Team Obama Syndicate sitting around the big table, drinking beer and eating popcorn. They are laughing and planning the strategy to bring socialized medicine to America. Some of them are startling each other by popping their empty bags. One of them has just finished his bag of popcorn:

"I just got a flash of brilliance! This is what we do, Barack! Once we get the entire country into the bag (he blows up the empty popcorn bag) we . . .

POP!

We collapse the entire system! It's simple as that. America will be crying for us to do something. Then we roll out our system!"

46 posted on 10/30/2013 5:40:15 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

This is from CNN? Will wonders never cease.


47 posted on 10/30/2013 5:40:47 PM PDT by Excellence (All your database are belong to us.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Multiple sources declined to speak publicly about the push back because they fear retribution.

I posted this thought back on April 9, 2013, regarding something that Rush Limbaugh said on his radio show:


Limbaugh has hinted on past shows that the "rich" that he associates with are scared of what Obama might do to their wealth. This disturbs me.

I'm scared that the "rich" are scared. If they were really "rich and powerful" leaders of their industries (we used to call them "___ barons"), I'd expect an organized pushback against the confiscation of their wealth, leading to the rejection of Obama. If they are simply "rich" trust-fund babies, then maybe they should be scared because they don't have a power-base behind their wealth to deliver on their wishes.

Given that we haven't seen the former, I'm guessing that we're stuck with the latter.


I still don't understand why multi-millionaire CEO's and other "movers and shakers" in their fields have to resort to "declined to speak publicly about the push back because they fear retribution."

What are our industry leaders fearing, physical harm to themselves or their families? Destruction of personal property by our President and his henchmen?

Seriously?

Don't most top CEO's also have bodyguards/chauffers and global corporate security departments that monitor their travels?

What will it take for one of these people who "fear retribution" to overcome that fear and speak out?

-PJ

48 posted on 10/30/2013 5:42:11 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Guess what, Obama?

They not only said NO, they INFORMED THE PUBLIC OF YOUR MAFIA TACTICS.

Suck on that, byotch.


49 posted on 10/30/2013 5:45:09 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Fzob
Sure why not. Health insurance exec’s knew Obamacare is simply a massive transfer of wealth from us to them. They helped build it.

Absolutely. What no one is talking about is the Government Reinsurance part of this monstrosity.

In other words...the government will COMPENSATE the Insurance companies for losses due to their participation in the exchanges for at least the first three years.

50 posted on 10/30/2013 5:45:46 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom (You know something's really wrong when the salesman keeps selling long after the close.)
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