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Obamacare: Memo reveals health care adviser warned W.H. was losing control 3 years ago
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Posted on 11/04/2013 6:05:10 AM PST by Sub-Driver

November 4, 2013 8:05 AM

Obamacare: Memo reveals health care adviser warned W.H. was losing control 3 years ago

(CBS News) CBS News is learning the Obama administration knew of the risks associated with the Obamacare rollout well before last month.

Three years ago, a trusted Obama health care adviser warned the White House it was losing control of Obamacare. A memo obtained by CBS News said strong leadership was missing and the law's successful implementation was in jeopardy. The warnings were specific and dire -- and ignored.

David Cutler, who worked on the Obama 2008 campaign and was a valued outside health care consultant wrote this blunt memo to top White House economic adviser Larry Summers in May 2010: "I do not believe the relevant members of the administration understand the president's vision or have the capability to carry it out."

Cutler wrote no one was in charge who had any experience in complex business start-ups. He also worried basic regulations, technology and policy coordination would fail.

"You need to have people who have understanding of the political process, people who understand how to work within an administration and people who understand how to start and build a business, and unfortunately, they just didn't get all of those people together," Cutler said.

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


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; advisor; cbsnews; deathpanels; fail; nocontrol; obamacare; zerocare
I'm shocked!
1 posted on 11/04/2013 6:05:10 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Big Govt failed? shocking


2 posted on 11/04/2013 6:08:08 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Some Democrats, like Mass. Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick, say the website troubles are actually a good thing because they force the president to go out and sell the law again to the country.

absolute crap. the president has been talking about ACA non-stop for three years, and public support has dropped every time he has opened his mouth about it. if he hasn't "sold it" yet, he never will.

he will mention (a) preexisting conditions, (b) 26 year olds, and (c) bending the cost curve down, but probably not (d) if you like your doctor, you can keep him. I don't think even BHO has the stones for that anymore.

3 posted on 11/04/2013 6:09:27 AM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: Sub-Driver

The president has visions?

Must be the drugs.


4 posted on 11/04/2013 6:12:04 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Sub-Driver
"I do not believe the relevant members of the administration understand the president's vision or have the capability to carry it out." z

More convenient leaks to insulate Obama from the disaster. If only Obama had people who understood his vision, this would have never happened.

5 posted on 11/04/2013 6:13:14 AM PST by kabar
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To: Sub-Driver
"I do not believe the relevant members of the administration understand the president's vision or have the capability to carry it out."

That's because El Presidente's 'vision' is the vision of Allah's Mohammed melded with the credos of Karl Marx to implement the vision.

His minions are not all disciples of Allah but only socialist progressives that largely want the status quo, but with them in charge.

6 posted on 11/04/2013 6:13:40 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Sub-Driver
Spoken like all true Komrades (with a forked tongue) .... We have to destroy freedom in order to save it ...
7 posted on 11/04/2013 6:17:06 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Sub-Driver
I do not believe the relevant members of the administration understand the president's vision..

This would include the president and anybody responsible for passing this monstrosity.

8 posted on 11/04/2013 6:18:51 AM PST by TomServo
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To: kabar

Yep. Problem for Obama is, he has his name permanently attached to this disaster. Obama = Titanic.


9 posted on 11/04/2013 6:21:54 AM PST by HerrBlucher (Praise to the Lord the Almighty the King of Creation)
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To: Sub-Driver

I’m shocked.

That CBS NEWS is running with this!

Their internal polling must indicate a looming ABSOLUTE DISASTER for Democrats. And they know Obama is too stubborn to back down. So they are launching the full-frontal assault.

They may even throw him under the bus. Not even King Hussein I is worth risking the demise of Liberalism.


10 posted on 11/04/2013 6:24:11 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Sub-Driver

All of this is just going to make Obama that much madder when he finally finds out about it!


11 posted on 11/04/2013 6:29:21 AM PST by Junk Silver
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To: Sub-Driver

i’m more shocked CBS is reporting this.


12 posted on 11/04/2013 6:29:42 AM PST by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: Junk Silver

LOL, nice.


13 posted on 11/04/2013 6:36:31 AM PST by agere_contra (I once saw a movie where only the police and military had guns. It was called 'Schindler's List'.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Little Barry had to do as Nancy said or he would have been sent to his room.


14 posted on 11/04/2013 6:36:46 AM PST by jetson
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To: Sub-Driver

The Dictator and his Politburo have made errors, mistakes? Say it ain’t so Joe? I thought Calypso Louie said he was “the messiah!!!”


15 posted on 11/04/2013 6:41:41 AM PST by RetiredArmy (I am proud to be a Christian and follower of my Lord Jesus Christ. Time is short for U to know Him!)
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To: TomServo
I do not believe the relevant members of the administration understand the president's vision..

But now that they understand it they are the ones best placed to fix it!

Democrats absolutely do not care if their policies work; they care only that they remain in power and to be richly compensated for their wisdom in telling everybody else what to do.

16 posted on 11/04/2013 6:44:47 AM PST by Carry_Okie (Grovelnator Schwarzenkaiser: fasionable fascism one charade at a time.)
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To: JohnBrowdie

It forces the pResident to go out and LIE about again to the country.


17 posted on 11/04/2013 6:46:05 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Cutler said: "It is frustrating any time you really want to see something succeed because you believe it's good for people, and it doesn't get off on the right foot."

This was also in the CBS piece. The message is that the mess is not Obama's fault and that Obamacare is a good thing. It is just the initial roll out that is the problem and Obama was blindsided. Obama is more angry about this than anyone about Washington's screw-up.

Some Democrats, like Mass. Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick, say the website troubles are actually a good thing because they force the president to go out and sell the law again to the country. The president will do just that Wednesday when he will travel to Dallas to visit an enrollment center and thank volunteers for signing people up.

Obama is now on the case. All is well.

18 posted on 11/04/2013 6:49:18 AM PST by kabar
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To: Sub-Driver

You have a group of people attempting to start up the largest functioning organization in the history of the planet and not a single one of them had ever started up a business in their lives. What could possibly go wrong? The administration is the worst and most dangerous kind of fools. Fools that don’t know they’re fools.


19 posted on 11/04/2013 6:50:03 AM PST by IamConservative (The soul of my lifes journey is Liberty!)
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To: IamConservative

Clown Prince nobama is a unrepentant serial liar with many unresolved mental health issues. Clown Prince nobama hates you, your family and your Freedom. Clown Prince nobama is one sick puppy.


20 posted on 11/04/2013 6:52:15 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Government

Obama Reportedly Told Staff He’s ‘Really Good at Killing People’
Nov. 3, 2013 2:41pm Oliver Darcy

President Barack Obama told his staff that he’s “really good at killing people,” according to a new book set to hit shelves Tuesday.

The book, titled “Double Down” and authored by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, reportedly says the Nobel Peace Prize winning president made the comments while discussing drone strikes with his aides.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/11/03/obama-reportedly-told-staff-hes-really-good-at-killing-people/


21 posted on 11/04/2013 6:59:01 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: Sub-Driver

22 posted on 11/04/2013 7:05:01 AM PST by bkopto (Obama and Biden are merely symptoms of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: driftdiver

Coming out of a CBS News piece is far more shocking.


23 posted on 11/04/2013 7:31:42 AM PST by maddog55
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To: kabar

... as if he has a vision besides chewing nicotine gum and watching TV.


24 posted on 11/04/2013 7:40:00 AM PST by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Sub-Driver
"You need to have people who have understanding of the political process, people who understand how to work within an administration and people who understand how to start and build a business, and unfortunately, they just didn't get all of those people together," Cutler said.

Note how this Cutler jackass prioritizes things: the political process comes first. He pretends he get it, but not really.

25 posted on 11/04/2013 7:40:02 AM PST by bkopto (Obama and Biden are merely symptoms of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: Carry_Okie
Democrats absolutely do not care if their policies work; they care only that they remain in power and to be richly compensated for their wisdom in telling everybody else what to do.

Let's be honest, the above statement holds true with the liberals in the GOPe, as well as the Dems. The GOPe doesn't even pretend to dislike BigGov anymore.

26 posted on 11/04/2013 8:01:09 AM PST by Turbo Pig (...to close with and destroy the enemy...)
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To: Turbo Pig
Let's be honest, the above statement holds true with the liberals in the GOPe, as well as the Dems.

While what you say is true at the top level, it is less likely with the body of the Party. I am speaking of Democrats from the lowest level, bureaucrats, teachers, and trade union thugs. "Moderate Republicans" in the wider Party are usually middle class working stiffs who just don't know any better; many are former Democrats still in recovery. We should keep in mind that they need education more than reproof.

27 posted on 11/04/2013 8:39:04 AM PST by Carry_Okie (Grovelnator Schwarzenkaiser: fasionable fascism one charade at a time.)
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To: Sub-Driver

28 posted on 11/04/2013 11:03:58 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: kabar

I do not believe for one moment that Obama had the vision. His puppeteers are just a pack of back-patters in an elitist “president’s” club, doling out payback to their bid donors and their cronies. United States of Crazies.


29 posted on 11/04/2013 12:39:36 PM PST by sarasota
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To: Sub-Driver

Oh, I believe they all know EXACTLY what Obama’s vision is.


30 posted on 11/04/2013 1:54:22 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Buckeye McFrog

This may all be to help separate Hillary from obamacare.


31 posted on 11/04/2013 1:55:39 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Sub-Driver
You already said it...

32 posted on 11/04/2013 3:43:08 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Sub-Driver

This is about ideology not policy.


33 posted on 11/05/2013 9:08:37 AM PST by edcoil (System now set up not to allow some to win but for no one to lose!)
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