GOP Doctor Calls For Sebelius to Testify on Obamacare Discrepancies & “Reeducation” Plans
The Obama-Pelosi Regime took control of one-sixth
of the nation’s economy when they passed their nationalized health care
bill and signed it into law in late March. The bill was never popular
but democrats persisted and rammed the bill through Congress. Now, there
are even reports that the Obama Administration sat on damning information and hid it from the public until after their bill was passed into law.
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Results from a report
released a month after the health care vote were troubling. The report
released by Medicare and Medicaid actuaries showed that medical costs
will skyrocket rising $389 billion 10 years. 14 million will lose their
employer-based coverage. Millions of Americans will be left without
insurance. And, millions more may be dumped into the already overwhelmed
Medicaid system. 4 million American families will be hit with tax
penalties under this new law.
Of course, these were ALL things that President Obama and Democratic leaders assured us would not happen.
Via Special Report:
Six months after democrats voted to take over the nation’s health
care industry and force Americans to purchase their government plan the
administration has already missed several deadlines. Here are a few stats on this awful bill:
–4,103 – Pages of regulations issued on the health care law through Sept. 17, 2010
–12 – Number of final regulations not subjected to public scrutiny before taking effect
–5 – Missed implementation deadlines to date.
Rep. Michael Burgess M.D. (R-TX), the ranking member of the House
Subcommittee on Oversight and Regulations called for Secretary Sebelius
to come before the committee and explain some of her troubling comments and the flawed bill.
Burgess, Barton Call For Secretary Sebelius To Update Committee On Health Care Implementation
“It has now been six months since the passage of the PPACA,
and this Committee has yet to hear from Secretary Sebelius on her
efforts to administer the law. Secretary Sebelius is the head of
the department now responsible for overseeing a dramatic change to
one-fifth of the American economy, and Members of Congress should have
the opportunity to discuss the PPACA with her,” the lawmakers wrote.
The letter emphasized the committee and subcommittee’s
important oversight responsibilities, noting that, “In the months
leading up to the passage of the PPACA, the Subcommittee on Health and
the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a number of
hearings in order to build support for the passage of a new health care
law. Since its passage, however, these committees have not held one hearing specifically on the PPACA.
As the Ranking Members of the Full Committee and the Subcommittee on
Oversight and Investigations, we believe this is unacceptable.”
The lawmakers first made the request to Waxman for Secretary Sebelius to testify before the committee in a letter dated July 30, 2010, but have received no response.
“Since we sent that letter, Secretary Kathleen Sebelius
said during an interview with ABC News Radio on August 30, 2010,
‘[T]here is still a great deal of confusion about what is in [the health
care law] and what isn’t.’ The Secretary concluded that the administration had ‘a lot of reeducation to do.’”
“Inviting Secretary Sebelius to testify before this
Committee, so that we may understand her ‘reeducation’ of the American
public, would be a good start to a public conversation about the new
health care law,” Burgess and Barton continued.
To view the letter, click here.
—Congressman Michael Burgess, R-Texas, ranking member of the
Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, and Congressman Joe Barton,
R-Texas, ranking member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee,
today wrote to Committee Chairman Henry Waxman requesting that the
Secretary of Health and Human Services testify before the committee on
implementation of the health care law.
Let’s hope we see much more of this when the GOP takes back the House from these radicals in 2011.
More… House Republicans also released their “Top 6 Reasons to Repeal Obamacare” today.
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