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    Re: CNN: WH pressuring insurance companies not to publicly criticize ObamaCare

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    Sorry, but the topic is about the report from CNN, which has nothing to do with Bush or Cheney.
    …other than that once the point is finally reached where the true impact of the ObamaCare scam is clear and undeniable, and no room remains for Obama and his cronies to try to claim that it has been anything but an unmitigated disaster; he will surely try to find some way to blame Bush for the result.
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    Re: CNN: WH pressuring insurance companies not to publicly criticize ObamaCare

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    I'm sorry, but this thread isn't about Dick Cheney, it's about the CNN story about how the WH is pressuring insurance companies not to critisize Obamacare.
    That's at least the second time you've had to say it. I doubt it'll be the last. Those who would wish to continue to defend the Obama administration have reached the point where they have to know that they cannot; and are only left with trying to change the subject to what they hope to be able to argue as even worse failure in the past on the conservative side.
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    Re: CNN: WH pressuring insurance companies not to publicly criticize ObamaCare

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    All they have to defend the Obama Administration is something which may, or may not, have been worse in the past.

    Of course this is not looking toward the future, what might happen if government controls private companies and the merging of the two in crony capitalism, and whether dishonesty is now acceptable by politicians because precedents have been set during previous administrations.. The bigger questions remain ignored and dishonesty is now being vigorously defended by the ideologues.

    Could anyone have predicted this just a generation ago?
    The system you just described already exists in the United States. It is as old as the train industry from the 19th century and waxes and wans by the decade. The only difference is that instead of the government controlling private companies, usually it is the other way around.
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    Re: CNN: WH pressuring insurance companies not to publicly criticize ObamaCare

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    This report aired tonight on Anderson Cooper 360, and this is what I have to say about it... This is not how the government of a free country is supposed to conduct themselves. This Administration reminds me more and more every day of the Cuban government, or the Chavez regime or some other 3rd world dictatorship, rather than the United States of America.

    Is this really the kind of government we want?
    Besides new customers, insurance companies are the main beneficiaries of Obamacare. Why would they want to criticize it and risk losing healthy customers?
    "Obamacare delenda est"

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    Re: CNN: WH pressuring insurance companies not to publicly criticize ObamaCare

    Quote Originally Posted by aberrant85 View Post
    Besides new customers, insurance companies are the main beneficiaries of Obamacare. Why would they want to criticize it and risk losing healthy customers?
    That's a question only they can answer... The fact is though, there have been insurance company executive who have criticized various aspects of Obamacare, and according to that CNN report, those and other executives are being pressured by the Administration to keep those opinions to themselves. My guess is, because the insurance companies will have to depend so much on the money they receive from Obamacare, that gives the administration the leverage necessary to apply that pressure.

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    Re: CNN: WH pressuring insurance companies not to publicly criticize ObamaCare

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    That's a question only they can answer... The fact is though, there have been insurance company executive who have criticized various aspects of Obamacare, and according to that CNN report, those and other executives are being pressured by the Administration to keep those opinions to themselves. My guess is, because the insurance companies will have to depend so much on the money they receive from Obamacare, that gives the administration the leverage necessary to apply that pressure.
    Or they could be reported to the IRS, which is not unlikely. The government could tie p any company or critic for years.

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