Obama’s Gangster Government Intimidating Health Insurance Companies Into Silence (Video)

B1_obama_care_AH_s640x857Image via The Washington Times

Via Ace:

So here is the game: the White House wrote regulations to insure that the maximum number of people were terminated from their old policies, thus intentionally breaking its oft-made promise.

The White House and Democrats now wish to claim it’s the insurance companies who are doing this.

And the insurance companies are being told to shut up and take it — or else….

And since the US government is now their largest insurance customer, they have to take it. “The customer is always right.”

How did they not see this coming???

Why did they agree to play ball with him in the first place? Didn’t they realize they were sealing their own doom?

The intimidation campaign began soon after “Obama’s signature legislation” was signed into law, as Michelle Malkin chronicled in her post, The thuggery of Obamacare Czarina Kathleen Sebelius.

U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius is allergic to the truth. She is the ruthless enforcer of Obamacare’s Jenga tower of lies upon lies upon lies. Now that this fatally flawed government edifice is collapsing, you can expect Sebelius to do what she has done her entire career: blame, bully and pile on more lies.

Three years ago, when insurers and other companies had the audacity to expose Obamacare’s damage to their customers and workers, Sebelius brought out her brass knuckles. Remember? As I reported at the time, the White House coordinated a demonization campaign against Anthem Blue Cross in California for raising rates because of the new mandate’s costs. Obama singled out the company in a “60 Minutes” interview, and Sebelius sent a nasty-gram demanding that Anthem “justify” its rate hikes to the federal government.

A private company trying to survive in the marketplace was forced to “explain” itself to federal bureaucrats and career politicians who have never run a business (successful or otherwise) in their lives. Sebelius went even further. She called on Anthem to provide public disclosure of how the rate increases would be spent — a mandate that no other private companies must follow.

In an even more heavy-handed effort to suppress criticism, Sebelius wrote America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), the national association of health insurers, “calling on their members to stop using scare tactics and misinformation to falsely blame premium increases for 2011 on the patient protections in the Affordable Care Act.” The threatening cease-and-desist letter commanded: “I urge you to inform your members that there will be zero tolerance for this type of misinformation and unjustified rate increases. … Simply stated, we will not stand idly by as insurers blame their premium hikes and increased profits on the requirement that they provide consumers with basic protections.”

And of course, the type of thuggery Sebelius has been engaged in is par for the course in Obama’s Gangster government.


Human Events: Obama tells insurance companies to shut up, if they know what’s good for them


The Regime’s Efforts To Silence Whistleblowers And Intimidate Reporters Have Been Historic

Watcher’s Council Nominations – ObamaCare Trick Or Treat Edition


Welcome to the Watcher’s Council, a blogging group consisting of some of the most incisive blogs in the ‘sphere, and the longest running group of its kind in existence. Every week, the members nominate two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council.Then we vote on the best two posts, with the results appearing on Friday.

Council News:
This week, Ask Marion, Maggie’s Notebook, The Independent Sentinel, and The Pirate’s Cove took advantage of my generous offer of link whorage and earned honorable mention status for some great articles.

You can, too! Want to see your work appear on the Watcher’s Council homepage in our weekly contest listing? Didn’t get nominated by a Council member? No worries.

Simply head over to Joshuapundit and post the title a link to the piece you want considered along with an e-mail address ( which won’t be published) in the comments section no later than Monday 6PM PST in order to be considered for our honorable mention category. Then return the favor  by creating a post on your site linking to the Watcher’s Council contest for the week when it comes out Wednesday morning

Simple, no?

It’s a great way of exposing your best work to Watcher’s Council readers and Council members. while grabbing the increased traffic and notoriety. And how good is that, eh?

So, let’s see what we have this week….

Council Submissions

Honorable Mentions

Non-Council Submissions

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Sebelius Testifies Before House Ways And Means Committee

Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is testifying before the House Energy & Commerce Committee, today about the ObamaCare debacle. Rep. Fred Upton chairs the committee and Rep. Henry Waxman serves as Ranking Member.

As expected, Democrats are circling the wagons, blaming insurance companies, hinting that a government run healthcare system is the way to go. Republicans have been reading letters from bummed out constituents…

via WashingtonPost

See also:

Sebelius Apologizes for Obamacare Rollout Fiasco

ObamaCare Site Crashes Minutes Before Sebelius Testimony

Sebelius: ‘The Website Never Crashed.’

Sebelius Falsely Claims She Can’t Join Exchange

Health Department Sends Obamacare Callers to Cupcake Shop, Hell’s Kitchen

The best euphemisms for Obama’s giant “if you like your plan you can keep it” lie

Carney on cancellations: Insurers “basically threw you off that plan,” you know, not ObamaCare

‘Duh!’ Too late: You won’t believe which Obama whopper WaPo finally gave 4 Pinocchios

AP publishes HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’ secret email address

Here’s Sebelius suggesting the website never crashed.

A point Republicans need to do a better job of making:

Twitter users having a lot of fun with Sebelius’ claim that the website never crashed….


Split screen of the week: