Originally published November 11 2013
White House orders health insurance companies to not criticize Obamacare
by J. D. Heyes
(NaturalNews) Just how cynical and oppressive is the administration of President Barack Obama? Just ask the CEOs of some of the nation's health insurance companies.
According to one CNN reporter, they will tell you that the current regime is so adamant about controlling the narrative surrounding the Obamacare disaster that they have even taken to issuing threats.
During a recent segment on network star Anderson Cooper's "360" program, reporter Drew Griffin said that insurance companies have been told by regime operatives to "keep quiet" about the fact that millions of Americans are being informed that, contrary to Obama's promise, they won't be able to keep their current plans at current prices and deductible levels.
"Basically, if you speak out, if you are quoted, you're going to get a call from the White House, pressure to be quiet. Several sources tell me and my colleague Chris Frates that insurance executives are being told to keep quiet," said Griffin.
He added: "Sources (are) telling us they fear White House retribution."
'Despite all the rhetoric, you can't keep your plan
Fear White House retribution. Can you even fathom that this is happening in the United States of America? And yet, according to these seasoned reporters, it is.
As summarized by InfoWars.com's Paul Joseph Watson:
The fact that the White House is threatening private companies with undisclosed forms of "retribution" if they criticize government policy is a shocking display of authoritarianism that wouldn't look out of place in countries like Communist China or Stalinist North Korea.
As Griffin explains in his report, the Obama administration is trying to keep a lid on the dirty little secret that millions of Americans are losing their coverage as a result of Obamacare, illustrating how Obama blatantly lied when he made assurances that people could keep their existing policy.
That the president lied his behind off is becoming more and more well-known as more and more insurance companies cancel plans that no longer meet the legal requirements set forth in the "Affordable" Care Act.
The law calls for all health insurance plans to meet a certain set of minimum standards of coverage (including a requirement that single men must carry maternity coverage - a gaggle of coverage requirements that are often more than Americans want, need or can afford.
Here is the pertinent exchange between Cooper and Griffin:
COOPER: So, I mean, what specifically are, do they say they're being told to keep quiet about?
GRIFFIN: About the fact that clarifications were made to the Affordable Care Act after the law was passed, and those clarifications are forcing the insurance industry to drop insurance plans that do not meet Obamacare requirements. There is a lot of coverage now required in these plans that was not part of many people's private healthcare plans. Those are the people, Anderson, who are being dropped. And despite all the rhetoric, I should say, from the president, you simply cannot keep your current healthcare plan if it does not meet these requirements. Laszewski says the insurance industry is embarrassed about cancelling the plans, but in an interview last week, he told me the administration was warned about this very scenario and ignored the advice.
They knew this was coming
In addition, Griffin suggested that insurance companies were adhering to the White House gag order because, "It is the federal government that's the biggest customer for these insurance companies."
That is true. The Centers for Medicare and Medicare spend more than $1 trillion a year on health care services for beneficiaries [http://www.cnsnews.com]. That is more than defense, food stamps and transportation projects combined.
Bottom line: Not only did the president and his minions lie for years about Americans being able to keep their coverage if they liked it, they knew well in advance that the provisions of the law would not allow them to do so.
And now they don't want insurance companies spilling the beans.
Does that sound like a free country to you?
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