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.In other words, "Fuck the First Amendment. We own you now, bitches." How long will it be before individuals are "excluded" from the health insurance market for criticizing it or it's administrators, or for engaging in behaviors the government deems unhealthy?
"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.
Welcome to Obama's New America, Comrades. Only taking action on 2 November will stop it.