Donald Berwick is the Eye of the Perfect Storm…
Part One: the recess appointment of Donald Berwick by TheBoyPresident™ as head of the Centers for Medicare/Medicade Services. Berwick is a proponent of the UK’s utterly failed NHS for us and an outspoken proponent of healthcare rationing by government fiat. Berwick was recess appointed without ever holding a hearing on his qualifications or his views because TBP is smart enough to figure out that extended hearings would drop his personal popularity by another 10 points and absolutely crater ObamaCare.
Part Two: This article from The Hill details how healthcare rationing was built into ObamaCare from day one, into a bill that no one had read and was so bad that it had to pass via the Harry&Nancy DemonPass.
The Obama administration has not ruled out turning sick people away from an insurance program created by the new healthcare law to provide coverage for the uninsured.
Critics of the $5 billion high-risk pool program insist it will run out of money before Jan. 1, 2014. That’s when the program sunsets and health plans can no longer discriminate against people with pre-existing conditions.
Administration officials insist they can make changes to the program to ensure it lasts until 2014, and that it may not have to turn away sick people. Officials said the administration could also consider reducing benefits under the program, or redistributing funds between state pools. But they acknowledged turning some people away was also a possibility.
Got that? The Administration insists that they can “make changes” so the program won’t run out of money and people are turned away. Then they go to great lengths to explain their options TO turn people away. So we’ve got a 2,000 page monstrosity that nobody bothered to read before they turned The Demon loose. They flat out lied about abortion coverage when it was painfully obvious, but then they only had to convince the concentration camp guards otherwise known as “pro-life Democrats” that they were doing something exactly the opposite of 100% of their history. Gee, I wonder what other “surprises” they’ll have for us.
Coming soon to your local Death Panel: YOU!