This is what Obamacare has come to, and it’s not even fully implemented. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has been reduced to a beggar, going around and hitting up health care executives to fund this abomination of a law, and possibly crossing ethical boundaries in the process. (Again!)
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. (Read More)
This is a national embarrassment, and so was Obama’s Mother’s Day Obamacare message. For one thing, he talked about the high cost of health insurance, even though premiums continued to skyrocket. Then he ironically touted how Obamacare can prevent women from becoming mothers.
I was really hoping to turn the computer off early tonight. Now my browser is acting up so it’s taking much longer than I thought to finish this post. Just go read what Ed Morrissey had to say at Hot Air.