Skip to comments.Sources: White House told insurance execs to keep quiet on Obamacare
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.
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"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.
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How much insurance do you think your companies will sell under single payer?
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.
Did someone give a tyranny and forgot to invite me?
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.
“Nice biz you’ve got here. Be a shame if something bad happened to it.”
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.
Anyone who hasn’t firmly concluded that the executive office has been completely transformed into a racketeering outfit ain’t paying attention.
Fascism, ain’t it grand!
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.
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!
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....
Can’t the pilot crew of Air Force One take one for the country and end this foray into outright tyranny?
When the government choses not to attempt to protect ALL its citizens it protects none of them.
Ruling through threats, blackmail and obamacide.
It’s da Chicago way!
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.
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
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.
“Anyone who hasnt firmly concluded that the executive office has been completely transformed into a racketeering outfit aint 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.
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.
why isn’ t congress going after the whitehouse for treatening private companies to shut up about the problems government is causing their industry?
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.
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.
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“They fear retribution.” Wow, I woke up this morning in Germany, 1935.
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.
Remember Gibson Gittars, boys?
The way to stop “this” is to round up the entire Ophonybama administration and lockem up in Alcatraz for life!
Hard to pick which I detest more...but insurance companies have to follow laws. The government doesn’t.
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.
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.
Obama threatens insurance companies to keep their mouths shut and then he calls them “Bad Apples”.
It might behoove Obama to STFU himself.
Is this the USA or Soviet Russia?
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.
Sure why not. Health insurance exec’s knew Obamacare is simply a massive transfer of wealth from us to them. They helped build it.
What a bunch of thugs in this admin.
"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 . . .
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!"
This is from CNN? Will wonders never cease.
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?
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?
Guess what, Obama?
They not only said NO, they INFORMED THE PUBLIC OF YOUR MAFIA TACTICS.
Suck on that, byotch.
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.