Tag Archives: Sebelius

Train Wreck

 

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Enroll America, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting Obamacare, has not been intimidated by the IRS. In fact, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has been shaking down …er..offering health care companies the opportunity to make contributions to the operation.

It’s Complicated

 

HHS Secretary Sebelius says "I didn't know Obamacare would be so complicated." A man reading his 1040 tax return says "tell me about it."HHS Secretary Sebelius admitted that ObamaCare is complicated. Senator Jay Rockefeller calls it “the most complex piece of legislation ever passed by the United States Congress”. And he helped design it.

Meanwhile the ACLU says IRS is reading your email.

 

Obamascare


The Obamacare Cadillac hits a wall and driver says "I need insurance on a vehicle with a pre-existing condition."
Health insurance rates are taking off under Obamacare, especially if you now carry a high deductible plan. Kathleen Sebelius agrees.

“Some of these folks have very high catastrophic plans that don’t pay for anything unless you get hit by a bus,” she said. “They’re really mortgage protection, not health insurance.”

Megan McCardle at the Daily Beast thinks Sebelius is confused about what insurance is.

Sebelius’ response is apparently that catastrophic insurance isn’t really insurance at all–which is exactly backwards. Catastrophic coverage is “true insurance”.  Coverage of routine, predictable services is not insurance at all; it’s a spectacularly inefficient prepayment plan.

Dr. Krauthammer concurs.

“This is not insurance anymore. This is regulation, this is government dictated rates, like the electrical company…”