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Dems Beg Obama To Put Off Obama-Care Costs

From the New York Times:

Democratic Senators Tell White House of Concerns About Health Care Law Rollout

By ROBERT PEAR | April 25, 2013

WASHINGTON — Democratic senators, at a caucus meeting with White House officials, expressed concerns on Thursday about how the Obama administration was carrying out the health care law they adopted three years ago.

Democrats in both houses of Congress said some members of their party were getting nervous that they could pay a political price if the rollout of the law was messy or if premiums went up significantly.

It’s all about keeping their phony baloney jobs.

President Obama’s new chief of staff, Denis R. McDonough, fielded questions on the issue for more than an hour at a lunch with Democratic senators.

Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Democrat of New Hampshire, who is up for re-election next year, said, “We are hearing from a lot of small businesses in New Hampshire that do not know how to comply with the law.”

In addition, Mrs. Shaheen said, “restaurants that employ people for about 30 hours a week are trying to figure out whether it would be in their interest to reduce the hours” of those workers, so the restaurants could avoid the law’s requirement to offer health coverage to full-time employees.

The White House officials “acknowledged that these are real concerns, and that we’ve got to do more to address them,” Mrs. Shaheen said.

Which they will do by blaming the Republicans and ‘Big Insurance’ and everyone else but themselves.

Senator Tom Harkin, Democrat of Iowa and chairman of the appropriations subcommittee on health care, said he was extremely upset with Mr. Obama’s decision to take money from public health prevention programs and use it to publicize the new law, which creates insurance marketplaces in every state.

“I am greatly disappointed — beyond upset — that the administration chose to help pay for the Affordable Care Act in fiscal year 2013 by raiding the Public Health and Prevention Fund,” Mr. Harkin said…

To express his displeasure, Mr. Harkin has blocked Senate action on Mr. Obama’s nominee to be administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Marilyn B. Tavenner. By putting a “hold” on the nomination, aides said, Mr. Harkin hopes to draw the White House into negotiations on the future of the prevention fund, which he has championed…

Senator Benjamin L. Cardin, Democrat of Maryland, said he told White House officials on Thursday that he was concerned about big rate increases being sought by the largest health insurer in his state

Damn ‘Big Insurance’! They are trying to destroy Obama-Care.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Friday, April 26th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Dems Beg Obama To Put Off Obama-Care Costs”

  1. yadayada

    “these are real concerns, and that we’ve got to do more to address them,”

    Steve got this exactly right – this was a (s)tragedy meeting to address how the dems can shift blame onto someone else during the next election cycle instead of actually standing up and admitting they voted for this debacle.




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