Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Obama DHHS Buried Info on Obamacare Cost Increases, Before Vote

Updates, below

Now on Fox News: The bad news reached the White House just before the vote on Capitol Hill "and they went into lockdown," that according to an unnamed staff member of the Department of Health and Human Services. This should be very big news that makes it though the Marxstream media defenses.

At the same time, I.O. will be underscoring some much bigger news that eeked out, once again though the Fox News channel, last night. (Including but far from only, Barack Obama; "Think global....")

Meanwhile, here is the report, from American Spectator's Washington Prowler, which Brett Baier and Megyn Kelly cite:
What Lies Beneath

The economic report released last week by Health and Human Services, which indicated that President Barack Obama's health care "reform" law would actually increase the cost of health care and impose higher costs on consumers, had been submitted to the office of HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius more than a week before the Congressional votes on the bill, according to career HHS sources, who added that Sebelius's staff refused to review the document before the vote was taken.

"The reason we were given was that they did not want to influence the vote," says an HHS source. "Which is actually the point of having a review like this, you would think."

The analysis, performed by Medicare's Office of the Actuary, which in the past has been identified as a "nonpolitical" office, set off alarm bells when submitted. "We know a copy was sent to the White House via their legislative affairs staff," says the HHS staffer, "and there were a number of meetings here almost right after the analysis was submitted to the secretary's office. Everyone went into lockdown, and people here were too scared to go public with the report."

In the end, the report was released several weeks after the vote -- the review by the secretary's office reportedly took less than three days -- and bore a note that the analysis was not the official position of the Obama administration.

at the source

But do not be too taken by this story. Be sure to see two videos that I.O. will be presenting, next. It will present a much bigger picture, very much about Barack Obama, but very very much about so much more.

By the way, you may wish to refer to an earlier piece reported in I.O.:
'Word of the Lord,' April 2010

I.O. intends to link, with comments, to numerous items recently appearing on the 'net, which further expose Barry Soetoro (a.k.a., Barack Obama) and the "transnational progressive" (i.e., Marxofascist globalist) network of which he is knit. Before I do, one additional, current, Christian prophecy is here submitted for examination by those who will, from someone whose prior missive is linked in I.O's immediate prior posting.
Word of the Lord April 2010, by Prophet Phyllis Ford
March 27, 2010

The government will continue to be shaken, and the more she is shaken the more uncovering will come to light. There is some key information that will be found out that was a part of back room deals that have occurred, and as a result the secrets of government leadership will be uncovered. There are those who are standing in the gap, and my work will continue to move forward. There will be change and divine turnaround before the dust clearly settles

Update 4/27/2010 1:09pm CT - According to Bret Baier, the DHS is denying this Prowler report, but actually they are admitting they did have the data needed to calculate the budget overruns, well before the House vote. They are merely saying they had not calculated it all until April 22nd. One would hope Mr. Baier and his colleagues are not accepting that fig leavery out of hand. Now, wouldn't that be a nice way to cover up? "Oops! These numbers aren't in line with what we've told America! I've got an idea! Let's stop calculating them until it's over!"

Does someone need to tell Bret Baier that computers and spreadsheets make calculations very fast, in this day and age? Get real and get a little investigative, Fox News. Or are you going to let others do all your work and accept everything you hear from the White House? Even if this excuse is true (and come on, now) how irresponsible would it be, for the DHS to have this data and not to calculate it before the House vote? Good grief, Mr. Baier.

How long does it take to calculate? They certainly seem to be able to draft thousands of pages of legislation in a hurry.

4/28/2010 1:09pm CT - Below is Bret Baier's prior evening news report (not on April 27th).

Other commentators have piped-up about this very reported cover-up.
In Gateway Pundit and in BigGovernment.com...
Breaking: Dems Hid Damning Health Care Report From Public Until a Month After Vote!
by Jim Hoft, on Monday, April 26, 2010, 10:13 PM

And in WorldNetDaily.com...
Did Obama hide damning health-care report?
'Everyone here went into lockdown, people were too scared to go public'
by Drew Zahn, April 27, 2010, 5:58 pm ET

Richard Foster, chief actuary of the office that produced the report, told WND the Spectator article "is completely inaccurate."

"We began working on the reconciliation bill for the health reform legislation once it was publicly issued on March 18 – three days before the House vote took place on March 21," Foster said in a statement. "Because of the details and complexity of the legislation, it wasn't possible to estimate the package before the Senate vote. We began work on the estimates right away, but we didn't finalize them until the afternoon of April 22.

"We finished our memorandum on the health reform act later that same day and immediately sent it to those individuals and organizations that had requested it, including congressional staff, HHS staff and media representatives," he concluded. "Consistent with the Office of the Actuary's longstanding independent role on behalf of Congress, we did not seek approval or clearance from HHS (or anyone else) before issuing our analysis."

Foster also sent a letter only days before the critical health-care vote in the House to Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell explaining there was no way the actuaries could complete their analysis before the critical March 21, 2010, deadline.

"My staff and I will not be able to prepare our analysis within this very tight time frame, due to the complexity of the legislation," Foster wrote.

And now we have what would seem to be a logical way of providing cover for a cover-up. Did every jot and tittle have to be completely finished, for the DHHS to know of the huge overruns in projections, even if they actually didn't have time to prepare their analysis?

Permission to reproduce granted - AW

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