Thursday, October 31, 2013

WH Tells Insurers To Shut Up

Mark Levin shares a story from CNN. He writes on Facebook:

The mobsters in the White House, threatening insurance companies to shut up or else ...
From CNN:
White House officials have pressured insurance industry executives to keep quiet amid mounting criticism over Obamacare's rollout, insurance industry sources told CNN.

After insurance officials publicly criticized the implementation, White House staffers contacted insurers to express their displeasure, industry insiders said.

Multiple sources declined to speak publicly about the push back because they fear retribution.

But Bob Laszewski, who heads a consulting firm for big insurance companies, did talk on the record.

"The White House is exerting massive pressure on the industry, including the trade associations, to keep quiet," he said.

...Laszewski said insurance company officials are embarrassed that they have to cancel plans and force people into more robust, and possibly more expensive, coverage.

Keep your plan? Maybe not

Insurers, he said, warned the White House that the regulations would lead to discontinued policies.

"One of the things I think is clear here is the Obama administration has no trust in anything the health insurance industry is telling them about how to run a health plan," Laszewski said.
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If this is true, that insurance industry officials are afraid to criticize the White House, fearing retribution, then we really have a problem that goes well beyond the humongous ObamaCare train wreck.

The thuggish Obama administration is intimidating Americans. Citizens fear they will face "retribution" from the White House if they voice their opinions. This administration is out of control.

What is going on?

I don't recognize my country anymore.