Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Obama Statism: "Shut Up, Insurers!"

Nothing like applied Statism for breakfast.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has initiated an investigation into at least one provider of a Medicare Advantage (MA) health care plan [that would be Humana] for informing its enrollees that Medicare cuts proposed by the President and congressional Democrats could alter their benefits. In addition to this investigation, CMS has since banned all MA health plans from providing similar information to beneficiaries.

“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.”

Well, at least CMS hasn't called Humana RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACIST, yet.

But this CMS' action is unacceptable at best. It most certainly is un-American.

Seems that between Science Czars who advocate wholesale slaughter of humans, an AG who would love to drop the Second Amendment into a memory-hole, and a State Department which favors Commie dictatorships in Honduras, that Obama's Administration is curiously un-American enough without the CMS bozos.

HT: Ace/Drew

1 comment:

krshorewood said...

OK class, if you think what Obama is proposing socialism, then what would that make the current system?