Saturday, May 1, 2010

Did Obama Know That Medicare Actuary Said ObamaCare Would Increase Expenses?

Once the bill was passed and signed into law, critics were vindicated when both the Medicare Actuary and CBO said that ObamaCare ould increase costs. Now there is some question as to if the Obama administration knew about the report but kept it hidden until after the vote. The answer seems to be yes. Not necessarily that Obama saw it, but that people in his administration did and kept it under wraps.

"The analysis, performed by Medicare's Office of the Actuary, which in the past has been identified as a "nonpolitical" office, set off alarm bells when submitted. "We know a copy was sent to the White House via their legislative affairs staff," says the HHS staffer, "and there were a number of meetings here almost right after the analysis was submitted to the secretary's office. Everyone went into lockdown, and people here were too scared to go public with the report."

In the end, the report was released several weeks after the vote -- the review by the secretary's office reportedly took less than three days -- and bore a note that the analysis was not the official position of the Obama administration.

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1 comment:

  1. this is a lie.

    the medicare actuary report came out a year ago, just now yellow journalists in the right wing media have caught on to it. You don't understand the report either, it doesn't vindicate you of anything: see the comments in your last rather pompous post about this


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