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Yet another scandal? HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Begs Health Executives to Finance Obamacare

"Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has gone, hat in hand, to health industry officials, asking them to make large financial donations to help with the effort to implement President Obama’s landmark health-care law, two people familiar with the outreach said.

Her unusual fundraising push comes after Congress repeatedly rejected the Obama administration’s requests for additional funds to set up the Affordable Care Act, leaving HHS to implement the president’s signature legislative accomplishment on what officials have described as a shoestring budget.

Over the past three months, Sebelius has made multiple phone calls to health industry executives, community organizations and church groups and asked that they contribute whatever they can to nonprofit groups that are working to enroll uninsured Americans and increase awareness of the law, according to an HHS official and an industry person familiar with the secretary’s activities. Both spoke on the condition of anonymity to talk openly about private discussions.

An HHS spokesperson said Sebelius was within the bounds of her authority in asking for help.

But Republicans charged that Sebelius’s outreach was improper because it pressured private companies and other groups to support the Affordable Care Act. The latest controversy has emerged as the law faces a string of challenges from GOP lawmakers in Washington and skepticism from many state officials across the country.

“To solicit funds from health-care executives to help pay for the implementation of the President’s $2.6 trillion health spending law is absurd,” Sen. Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah) said in a statement. “I will be seeking more information from the Administration about these actions to help better understand whether there are conflicts of interest and if it violated federal law.”

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/05/10/b...

And here: http://washingtonexaminer.com/dont-forget-about-hhs-obamacar...

House Committee to probe the matter, according to Fox News: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/05/14/house-committee-t...



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The Trifecta is complete

Adding begging to borrowing & stealing.

just have another false flag...

...and set up another "victim's fund"....

Like, duh!

Up next on ABC, When the

Up next on ABC, When the Oligarchs say no.

Southern Agrarian

Hatch on Fox last night compared it to Iran Contra

saying that it's illegal to go around Congress for funding. Hope he's right.

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know Peace." - Jimi Hendrix

From the Fox story in the OP

"The 11 companies receiving letters [from Sebelius] include insurance groups Cigna, Kaiser Permanente, United Healthcare and Blue Shield of California."

Not a conflict of interest there at all.

She reminds me of that cunt

She reminds me of that cunt Christine Lagarde IMF chief, cut out of the same mold.

She asks, "Help the government do stupid and waste money."

The medical system kills 15,000 medicare patients a month. The 40 million uninsured will be dead in no time, we just need a little help to get started.

Free includes debt-free!

Then we won't even need the 'Death Panels'

Please help us eliminate the 'opposition.'

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

I couldn't have been more

happy the day that cunt left Kansas, unfortunately the psycho has a Federal position to now infect the entire country.

The bold effort the present bank had made to control the government ... are but premonitions of the fate that await the American people should they be deluded into a perpetuation of this institution or the establishment of another like it-Andrew Jackson