Saturday, September 11, 2010

How Statism Works, Sibelius Version

This is how it works, folks. And if you're reminded of Epic Systems, that's not a coincidence.

President Barack Obama’s top health official on Thursday warned the insurance industry that the administration won’t tolerate blaming premium hikes on the new health overhaul law.

“There will be zero tolerance for this type of misinformation and unjustified rate increases,” Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said in a letter to the insurance lobby.

“Simply stated, we will not stand idly by as insurers blame their premium hikes and increased profits on the requirement that they provide consumers with basic protections,” Sebelius said. She warned that bad actors may be excluded from new health insurance markets that will open in 2014 under the law. They’d lose out on a big pool of customers, as many as 30 million people nationwide.

They shoulda blamed G W Bush. Or Scott Walker.

Of course, as a private business, Epic can do whatever they want. But the Feds are NOT a "private business."

Thugs, yes. But that's not "business."

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