The path to rationing and denial of health care under Obamacare is underway and Kansas’ Sen. Pat Roberts is disgusted at the lies and actions about it by HHS Head Kathleen Sebelius.
Senate Republicans were on the Senate floor Tuesday to try to unravel at least parts of Obamacare. When it was Roberts’ turn, he
slammed Sebelius for threats and behavior, comparing it to ‘Gangster Government’ and urging her to reconsider use of these tactics.
“I am really stunned by my former Governor’s actions over the past year or so. First it was the gag order on Humana insurance for daring to describe the consequences of slashing more than $100 billion from Medicare Advantage to their customers. Now [she] explicitly threatens health insurers who don’t toe the line on Obamacare with exclusion from the state health insurance exchanges which start in 2014. ”
Roberts said that while some of the provisions that “will be beneficial to some Americans” — like allowing children under age 26 to remain on their parent’s insurance — they won’t be cost-free. “Instead of admitting that their policies are causing health insurers to raise their rates,” Roberts said, “the Obama Administration has unleashed…Sebelius to intimidate and silence its critics…by intimidation.”
He also railed about Secretary Sebelius’ s taxpayer-financed mailer, sent this summer to seniors across the country, falsely proclaiming that Medicare Advantage enrollees would see no changes. “Already we are seeing insurers like Harvard Pilgrim drop their Medicare Advantage plans altogether as a result of Obamacare’s huge cuts. So actually, thousands of seniors WILL see changes in their benefits– they won’t have any.”