It's right there in black and white. Dennis Byrne of the Chicago Tribune spoke with Newt Gingrich on the posted Obama-version of health care reform:
Gingrich pointed out:
Pages 25 and 26 of the House version of the health care bill require that when expenses exceed revenues for the "temporary" National High-Risk Pool Program, the secretary of health and human services by herself will "make such adjustments as are necessary to eliminate such deficit, including reducing benefits, increasing premiums or establishing waiting lists."
That's worth repeating: The secretary of health and human services will single-handedly set premium rates, reduce benefits or create waiting lists for services for the most endangered patients. "Anybody who says to you this is not a step to bureaucratic control of America hasn't read the bill or is telling you a lie," Gingrich said.
Hat tip: Eileen McDevitt