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September 22, 2009

GOP Congressman...What's The Deal With The Government Going After Private Health Insurance Companies Opposed To ObamaCare?

Yesterday I blogged about an effort by the government agency that runs Medicare and Medicaid to prevent a private health insurance company from communicating with clients about the potential dangers of Obama's health care plans.

Now Congressman Dave Camp (R-MI), the ranking member on the House Ways and Means Committee wants answers about why the action was taken.

“It looks likes CMS is engaged in government intimidation, pure and simple,” said Camp. “Seniors know the Presidents’ Medicare cuts will impact their benefits. CBO has confirmed these cuts could negatively impact Medicare benefits and increase seniors’ costs. But when health care plans try to share that information with their enrollees, the Administration slaps a gag order on them. It is a total abuse of power.”

In a letter to CMS Acting Administrator Charlene Frizzera, Camp noted that, “no such pressure has been applied to those supportive of the President’s Medicare cuts.” AARP, which boasts the largest MA plan, for example, has directly communicated with its members via email, a website and letters. However, AARP’s pro-Medicare cut stance has apparently received no such scrutiny from the Administration. CMS’ selective use of its regulatory authority, “threatens the integrity of the agency and of our democracy,” Camp wrote.

Interesting how the power of government only falls on one group of people, isn't it?

My guess is there response will be something along the lines of "Obama won".

Via Rep. Eric Cantor's (R-Noted Jew) Twitter feed.


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