Obamacare and the coverup that should do Sebelius in

The Weekly Standard has a story that should be front page news and a headliner. If this does not do in Kathie and Obama, nothing will. Talk about cronyism. One of the most corrupt governments in memory may have gone a bridge to far. For those discouraged, this may give us a lift. The States’ refusal to be complicit in this crucial aspect of Obamacare with the exchanges should shine a spotlight on the development of the federal exchanges — and what it illuminates won’t be pretty. Here we go:

The Obama administration’s congressional allies botched the drafting of this aspect of the health care overhaul, as the plain language of Obamacare doesn’t empower federal exchanges to distribute taxpayer-funded subsidies to individuals; it empowers only state-based exchanges to distribute the subsidies. (The administration pretends otherwise.) Moreover, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is lagging behind in developing the federal exchanges.

It gets worse. HHS has contracted with a subsidiary of a private health care company to help build and police the very exchanges in which that company will be competing for business. The person who ran the government entity that awarded that contract has since accepted a position with a different subsidiary of that same company. An insurance industry insider (speaking on the condition of anonymity) says that HHS, in an attempt to hide this unseemly contract from public view until after the election, encouraged the company to hide the transaction from the Securities and Exchange Commission.

in January, HHS awarded Quality Software Services, Inc. (QSSI) what the Hill describes as “a large contract to build a federal data services hub to help run the complex federal health insurance exchange.” At that time, the director of Obamacare’s newly established Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO) — which the Hill describes as “the office tasked with crafting rules for the national exchange” — was Steve Larsen. Larsen had been the insurance commissioner for Maryland when Obama’s HHS secretary, Kathleen Sebelius, was the insurance commissioner for Kansas, and the two are reportedly close. The CCIIO awarded the Obamacare exchange contract to QSSI while Larsen was the CCIIO’s director, and he played a central role in planning the construction of the exchanges — although it’s not known whether he made the decision to award the contract to QSSI or not.

Under the contract that it signed with HHS, QSSI’s power would be substantial — as QSSI would shape, run, and affect companies’ ability to compete to sell insurance through Obamacare’s federal exchanges. The Hill writes, “A draft statement of work for the contract awarded to QSSI states the contractor should provide services necessary to acquire, certify and decertify health plans offered on a federal exchange.” Moreover, “It stipulates the contractor should monitor agreements with health plans, ensure compliance with federal standards and” — somewhat strikingly — “take corrective action when necessary.” Full story Weekly Standard


11 Responses to “Obamacare and the coverup that should do Sebelius in”

  1. Teeing it up: A Round at the LINKs (Losing Ourselves Edition) | SENTRY JOURNAL Says:

    […] BUNKERVILLE: Obamacare and the coverup that should do Sebelius in […]


  2. Always On Watch Says:

    Talk about a scam! Sheesh.


    • bunkerville Says:

      She should be in jail or at least hauled into court.


  3. KingShamus Says:

    So ObamaCare is a massive tax hike, a budget-busting entitlement and it’s run by corrupt assholes?

    Sign me up!


    • bunkerville Says:

      What could be better. Kill off the old folks. They are a drag anyway they say.


  4. Teresa Rice Says:

    Obamacare is an economy killer. This is probably the worst thing to happen to America, ever.


    • bunkerville Says:

      Agree with you. This is our healthcare, not building a bridge.


  5. Steve Dennis Says:

    This whole legislation stinks to high heaven. From the bribes given in return for votes to this, the more we learn about Obamacare the more obnoxious it becomes!


    • bunkerville Says:

      Still zip about this. Apparently this is not important. Corruption is ok.


  6. Conservatives on Fire Says:

    So, our government is giving all Americans a Christmas present called ObamaCare. It’s the gift that keeps on giving….or is that taking? I have my doubtd that this bit of corruption will get all that much attention. There are just too many examples that the Republicans keep getting lost in the weeds. The MSM helps with that, for sure.


    • bunkerville Says:

      This will literally kill many on Medicare. Wake ip GOP. Nothing on fox even. Anywhere.


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