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Sources: White House told insurance execs to keep quiet on Obamacare
CNN ^ | October 30, 2013 | Drew Griffin and Chris Frates

Posted on 10/31/2013 11:27:11 AM PDT by yoe

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

[snip] 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.

[snip] "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; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: abortion; deathpanels; insurance; insuranceexecs; insuranceindustry; obamacare; obamacarecoverup; zerocare
There is a big difference between the Socialist Obamacare and the Capitalist Free Market Insurance Companies....Obamacare is NOT Capitalist...it is pure Socialist Medicine...period!
1 posted on 10/31/2013 11:27:11 AM PDT by yoe
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To: yoe

Yeah, they fear IRS audit..

The libs are circling. There’s blood in the water and no one wants to be left without a chair.


2 posted on 10/31/2013 11:31:35 AM PDT by TangledUpInBlue (I have no home. I'm the wind.)
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To: yoe

Our standing army of military is for dealing with the District of Criminals’ foreign enemies.

Our standing army of bureaucrats is for dealing with DC’s domestic enemies.


3 posted on 10/31/2013 11:32:51 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: yoe

This is chilling.

Seriously, folks. It’s time some of these 0bamunists go to prison.


4 posted on 10/31/2013 11:33:12 AM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
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To: yoe

5 posted on 10/31/2013 11:34:54 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: TangledUpInBlue

That’s understood But more disembodied insurance association groups can raise hell. That way the individual companies aren’t at risk.


6 posted on 10/31/2013 11:35:01 AM PDT by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
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To: yoe

>>There is a big difference between the Socialist Obamacare and the Capitalist Free Market Insurance Companies....Obamacare is NOT Capitalist...it is pure Socialist Medicine...period!

And these so-called Capitalist Free Market companies just got in line with the Fascist government and obeyed. They aren’t heroes. They’re accomplices. They don’t care if Americans are bankrupted and the economy is destroyed, as long as they can take some profit and get it offshore before the whole thing collapses.


7 posted on 10/31/2013 11:35:20 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: yoe
Multiple sources declined to speak publicly about the push back because they fear retribution.

Amerika the free...

8 posted on 10/31/2013 11:36:11 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Adder

>>That’s understood But more disembodied insurance association groups can raise hell. That way the individual companies aren’t at risk.

Exactly! The trade associations could have told him to go pack sand. But, those are the some insurance executives who could see a huge opportunity to fleece the people in this debacle, so they just shut up and played ball with the tyrant.


9 posted on 10/31/2013 11:37:35 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: yoe

I pray to God that the dems lose the Senate in 2014 and the republicans retain the house in 2014 — Then the hearings will start...and those that have felt intimidated into silence will finally step forward. Then....we will see. The fhit will hit the san and then “the one’s” legacy will get what it deserves...


10 posted on 10/31/2013 11:41:38 AM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: yoe
Obamacare is NOT Capitalist...it is pure Socialist Medicine...period!

More accurately, it is fascist.

11 posted on 10/31/2013 11:45:07 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (ZeroCare: Make them pay; do not delay.)
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I pray to God that the dems lose the Senate in 2014 and the republicans retain the house in 2014

Not if they pass an immigration bill.

12 posted on 10/31/2013 11:46:02 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (ZeroCare: Make them pay; do not delay.)
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13 posted on 10/31/2013 11:51:39 AM PDT by SJackson (if you want to test a man’s character, give him power A Lincoln)
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To: PubliusMM
Seriously, folks. It’s time some of these 0bamunists go to prison.

I know we don't do things that way, but I'm thinking more along the lines of a blindfold and last cigarette.

14 posted on 10/31/2013 11:54:06 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: yoe
Except word of this leaking out on CNN wasn't part of the plan.


15 posted on 10/31/2013 12:02:15 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: yoe
Call it NATIONAL SOCIALIST healthcare rationing.

Never call it "singer payer" which sounds kind of nice and neutral. That is Obama's term for NATIONAL SOCIALIST healthcare.

When libs scream in fury, just ask them, which part is incorrect, the NATIONAL or the SOCIALIST?

Then they will blubber that you don't know the difference between COMMUNIST socialism and FASCIST socialism, and the trap is set. They are then open to discuss only whether Obamacare more closely resembles the Communist system, or the Nazi system.


16 posted on 10/31/2013 12:11:43 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: yoe

You can take the punk out of Chicago, but you can’t take Chicago out of the punk.


17 posted on 10/31/2013 12:14:37 PM PDT by CMailBag
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To: yoe

The latest refrain out of DC is that it’s all the fault of the insurance companies. This is clearly laying the groundwork to nationalize them and create full socialized medicine.


18 posted on 10/31/2013 12:26:10 PM PDT by livius
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I disagree. We are nearing a full fledged dictatorship by the American Left. Completely unacceptable, and nearing pure chaos! This is how third world countries operate. God Help us!


19 posted on 10/31/2013 12:26:32 PM PDT by poobear (Socialism in the minds of the elites, is a con-game for the serfs, nothing more.)
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Knowing full well what was coming down the pike, Guardian Ins got out of the Medical Ins business over 2 years ago. They had no desire to have these Marxist communists tell them how to run their business.

They instead focused on dental and vision care for employee benefits.


20 posted on 10/31/2013 12:33:55 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam! 969)
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This from CNN? NBC runs a story calling out obabm for his ‘like your plan keep your plan’ and CBS’ 60 Minutes does a fairly good job on Benghazi. Looks like obama’s halo has fallen off. The next thing is to watch out for Congressional rats building seperation from him. He’s truly a lame duck and they don’t want any of his stench sticking to them. Too late boys...you all smell like sh*t and everyone know it. You’re going to take a beating in 2014.


21 posted on 10/31/2013 12:49:19 PM PDT by pgkdan
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22 posted on 10/31/2013 1:20:58 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: yoe

Big difference——not anymore. These insurance company geniuses are the same bunch of clowns who supported Okenyoncare thinking they were going to get 30 million new , young, healthy customers. They got in bed with the devil hmself and now they find he’s hogging the hot water bottle. No sympathy here and they need to be sued mercilously for the damage they’ve done.


23 posted on 10/31/2013 1:38:16 PM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: yoe

I’ve been saying this for a long time. Obama is Hitler and the press is Goebbels (sp?). The insurance companies knew this in 2010. The only people who didn’t know it were the democrats who voted for it.


24 posted on 10/31/2013 7:55:59 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: yoe

One could say that upon hearing this information, its truly amazing and a sign of desperation. But, with this administration its par for the course. Unfortunately, some of us are either numb, don’t care or are supportive of these practices that not one person will be called out on it.


25 posted on 10/31/2013 8:46:42 PM PDT by qaz123
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26 posted on 10/31/2013 9:13:20 PM PDT by garjog (Obama: making the world safe for Sharia.)
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