As governor, Kathleen Sebelius was never challenged by the media about her abortion funding or her dishonesty in EVERY veto message of pro-life bills.
Now, Sebelius continues to lie about Obamacare to select audiences and only U.S. Senators Pat Roberts (R-KS) (see past posts here and here) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) –not the press—are holding her feet to the fire.
Sebelius’ speech said, “there will be more Medicare Advantage plans to choose from.” The web version was corrected twice, after Sen. Grassley challenged her with the facts.
Grassley had written Sebelius, “I find it particularly troubling that the section of your speech dedicated to setting the record straight …contains substantial misinformation and omissions. Therefore, I request that you issue a prompt correction…920,000 beneficiaries will be forced to find a new Medicare Advantage plan in 2011 …and seniors will have 36 percent fewer plan options than they did in 2010 making it impossible to substantiate your claim that “there will be more Medicare Advantage plans to choose from” in the coming year.”
MEDICARE ADVANTAGE vs RATIONED CARE
Millions of Americans have chosen the Medicare Advantage plan known as “private fee-for service plans.” This option allows senior citizens the choice of health insurance whose value is not limited by what the government may pay toward it.
These plans had been able to set premiums and reimbursement rates for providers without upward limits imposed by government regulation. This means that such plans would not have been forced to ration treatment, as long as senior citizens chose to pay more for them.
Obamacare allows Sebelius’ Medicare division to refuse to permit senior citizens to choose private-fee-for-service plans that charge what the bureaucrats regard as premiums that are too high– for any reason or no reason.
Warn all the seniors you know that they will face the government stopping them from spending their own money to save their own lives.