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GOP Seek To Exploit Obama-Care’s Flawed Launch

From the Democrat strategists at Reuters:

From shutdown ashes, Republicans seek to expose Obamacare’s flawed launch

By David Morgan | October 23, 2013

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – After a bruising defeat over Obamacare in the government shutdown, Republicans hope to regain momentum by exposing how President Barack Obama’s administration ran aground trying to launch his signature healthcare reform law.

Look how this is being reported. It’s all Republican Machiavellian politics. Congress has no oversight role. The evil House Republicans are just trying to score political points by exploiting these minor flaws in the Obama-Care. Of course, the joke is the Republicans should try to take political advantage of this disaster. They should trot out people with their Obama-Care horror stories.

Instead, they have left it to the news media, who are ignoring these stories. Who have instead given us endless sob stories about the horrors of the partial government shutdown, which only amounted to a few thousand government workers getting two weeks paid vacation, plus unemployment.

Three Republican-led committees in the House of Representatives are investigating the technical flaws that have hobbled Healthcare.gov, a federal website meant to help millions of Americans in 36 states sign up for health insurance benefits, since its launch on October 1…

What a witch hunt! After all, Congress has no oversight over a law they passed or money they appropriated.

The House Energy and Commerce Committee will be the first to hold the administration and its contractors to account, with a hearing set on Thursday that will feature sworn testimony from four contractors including website developer CGI Federal... Upton’s panel will take sworn testimony from U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius six days after it questions the contractors.

She ought to have come up with a good story by then.

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa also is seeking answers about White House involvement in decisions about Healthcare.gov. Meanwhile the House Ways and Means Committee has announced an October 29 hearing with Marilyn Tavenner, who heads the HHS agency overseeing implementation…

POLITICAL ADVANTAGE

Republican lawmakers and congressional aides say the oversight push is part of an effort to regain the political advantage on Obamacare after a 16-day government shutdown in which the party failed to derail the law while driving their own poll numbers sharply lower…

You see? The Republicans even admit they are only doing this for political advantage. (Of course, no one is quoted or even mentioned by name.)

By contrast, the Democratic-controlled Senate has called no hearings on Obamacare so far…

To quote Harry Reid: ‘Why would we want to do that?’

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “GOP Seek To Exploit Obama-Care’s Flawed Launch”

  1. My bad .. I read that as Flawed Lunch ..




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