Obama Keeps 'Affordable Care' Ruse Going
What's going to happen when Obama's senior adviser Valerie Jarrett and chief of staff Denis McDonough meet with insurance company executives on Wednesday?
From The Hill:
Health insurance executives are headed to the White House on Wednesday to discuss the botched rollout of ObamaCare's enrollment system.
The chief lobbyist for health insurers, Karen Ignagni, will attend the White House meeting.
But Ignagni's group, America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), declined to provide further details about the insurance executives who are headed to the White House.
The stakes are high for insurance companies, which agreed to pay new taxes under the healthcare law on the assumption that they would gain millions of new customers.
HHS has not released enrollment figures so far, but health insurers have reported that only a small number of people have successfully purchased policies on the marketplaces.
Will the CEO's knuckle under before their Boards push them out the door for allowing the President to destroy their businesses? Will Jarrett and McDonough threaten them with the IRS and the NSA if they don't agree to artificially lower the costs until after the midterm elections?
Will insurance companies be asked for voluntary contributions to fix the mess? HHS Secretary Sebelius tried to shake them down for donations to help fund the Obamacare PR campaign last spring.
Meanwhile Obama sent out a video message on Tuesday to his followers asking them to spread the word to neighbors, friends, family, coworkers and community that the Affordable Care Act is good for everyone. Life will become better, according to Obama, if we all just keep on doing what we can.
"I'm absolutely confident that we will finish the job of making health care in this country not just a privilege for the fortunate few, but a right for all Americans to enjoy," said the President.