Sebelius Threatens Insurers – Will Not Tolerate Free Speech

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The thuggery of this administration is simply astounding. The latest – Obama’s HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius issued a direct threat against insurance companies. She’s telling them this administration will not tolerate free speech. This is incredible!

President Barack Obama’s top health official on Thursday warned the insurance industry that the administration won’t tolerate blaming premium hikes on the new health overhaul law.”There will be zero tolerance for this type of misinformation and unjustified rate increases,” Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said in a letter to the insurance lobby.

“Simply stated, we will not stand idly by as insurers blame their premium hikes and increased profits on the requirement that they provide consumers with basic protections,” Sebelius said. She warned that bad actors may be excluded from new health insurance markets that will open in 2014 under the law. They’d lose out on a big pool of customers, as many as 30 million people nationwide.

They have the right to say whatever they want, but that won’t stop Obama’s goon squad from punishing them. Not to mention that they’re telling the truth when they say added benefits makes costs go up. It’s common sense, something severely lacking inside the Beltway these days. Ed Morrissey pointed out that Medicare released a totally misleading report, telling consumers that the $500 billion cut to the program won’t affect benefits. I’m sure Sebelius had no qualms with that misleading information.

Morrissey went on:

Rarely have we heard a Cabinet official tell Americans to stay out of political debates at the risk of losing their businesses.  It points out the danger in having government run industries and holding a position where politicians can actually destroy a business out of spite.  It also demonstrates the thin skin of our current administration, where Hope and Change means keeping your mouth shut and pretending that everyone is happy while businesses slowly circle the drain.

This is just one more reason Obamacare has to be repealed.