Sebelius Exempts Health Exchanges from Anti-Fraud Standards


In an October 30 letter, Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius revealed that the Obama administration has determined that programs created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are not federal health care plans. This decision, which flies in the face of common sense, exempts the Qualified Health Plans (QHPs) and state-based and federally facilitated Marketplaces from laws banning kickbacks and various forms of semi-legal fraud perpetrated by pharmaceutical companies and other interested parties. Why was this issue not raised at the hearing yesterday?

While the writer of the post I am quoting had the intentions to portray the Healthcare industry as – greedy and corrupt, the usual meme, the intention is missed entirely. The intention is to devastate Hospitals and physicians reimbursements. The Cleveland clinic has recently indicated it would not accept Obamacare patients and for good reason. They will lose money. The end game is bankruptcy forced on it by the regime.  No Hospital or physician’s group will be able to survive on the miniscule payments that will be negotiated. So it is Katy bar the door as our healthcare system becomes the wild west. Unregulated, lawless, and corrupt. Negotiating contracts and sending patients to those who could care less about the quality of service, just give them a few bucks. Drugs? Same thing. It’s pay to play on steroids the Chicago way. Our lives simply of little value. The end game? A Single Payer system that they so crave. They will implement the very evil they rail against. Here we go:

As the New York Times wrote November 4, “The surprise decision, disclosed last week, exempts subsidized health insurance from a law that bans rebates, kickbacks, bribes and certain other financial arrangements in federal health programs, stripping law enforcement of a powerful tool used to fight fraud in other health care programs, like Medicare.”

The Wall Street Journal pointed out that the anti-kickback rules “went into force in 1991 and broadly bar companies from making payments to beneficiaries or other firms to induce business paid for by Medicare and other federal programs. That could range from paying rebates to Medicare beneficiaries for buying specific drugs to paying physicians to refer their patients to a specific imaging facility.”

H/T and more at:Global Research

24 Responses to “Sebelius Exempts Health Exchanges from Anti-Fraud Standards”

  1. LD Jackson Says:

    They are so blatant about these things, they aren’t even trying to hide them any more.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Why not. No one reports on this anywhere. Why didn’t it come up at the hearing yesterday. Disgusting,

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    • Steve Dennis Says:

      Yep, they get a free pass in the media and they are using it!

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  2. Conservatives on Fire Says:

    What else can we expect since the Chicago mafia set up shop in the White House five years ago.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      A grim statement but true.

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    • Steve Dennis Says:

      All too true, Obama has taken Chicago thuggery to the national level!

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  3. Petermc3 Says:

    Had the GOP done the right thing Obamanocare would be DOA today with the democrats jumping ship like the rats that they are. We already know that McCain as been on George Soros’ payroll since 2001 but whose money is buying off the rest of the bunch who are demonizing and marginalizing the Tea Party? It should be noted there was no mention in the media, including FOX, that the 3rd party candidate was put up to do the Ross Perot shuffle.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Right you are. In fact, little if any mention about the impact of the third party regardless of etiology. The GOP would have won period. From now on, I am going to end my statements with the word period!

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      • Petermc3 Says:

        AMEN!

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  4. mcnorman Says:

    Insurers will NEVER lose. This is set up for the users to lose. Tell me what happens to the local doc that has provided services to someone that didn’t pay their premiums? You think Sebelius or the insurance companies are going to lose? No way. I see a doctor shortage for those pushed onto the trainwreck. Oh yeah, big winners…collection companies.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      With any luck, Obama and his regime will be the big losers.

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      • mcnorman Says:

        In the end, I suspect that there will be a lot of collateral damage bunker. We, the people will lose.

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  5. Petermc3 Says:

    As long as the entitlement population continues to grow so does the voter base that will keep the socialist left in office. Only when the “traditional citizen voter” wakes up and votes as a block, which the RINO infested GOP will not allow to happen, can we hope to stop this madness, From what I see around me these Sebilius hearings are a big yawn .

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    • bunkerville Says:

      I just heard Orin Hatch on Fox blaming the shut down of the government “by those” for the reason we lost VA. What a joke, the GOP didn’t want a Conservative to win VA. Period. They were willing to lose the election over the Tea Party folks.

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  6. Always On Watch Says:

    Linked at Infidel Bloggers Alliance.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks aow.

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  7. forgottenman2013 Says:

    Reblogged this on The Firewall.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks.

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  8. Always On Watch Says:

    This crap is getting so very old!

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    • bunkerville Says:

      They have no shame and few call them on it.

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  9. Brittius Says:

    Reblogged this on Brittius.com and commented:
    “In an October 30 letter, Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius revealed that the Obama administration has determined that programs created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are not federal health care plans.”

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Says it all doesn’t it. A rose is not a rose or is it.

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      • Brittius Says:

        Then it must be concluded by the US Senate, that Americans are being forced, to purchase a service, against their free Will, and ObamaCare is a scheme to defraud the American People.

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      • bunkerville Says:

        Excellent point and argument. This should head to a court post haste.

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