(NaturalNews) For anyone who still believes that the Obama Administration — the president in particular — is not still playing politics with the Affordable Care Act, this story ought to dismiss those doubts once and for all.
According to reports by USA Today, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) and others, the president, through the Department of Health and Human Services, has issued what amounts to a “gag order” to private insurers, forbidding them to give clients new health insurance price quotes until well after the midterm elections (today).
This, some insurance agents have noted, is simply unprecedented.
Don’t say anything
As reported by WSJ:
The new HealthCare.gov is set to open for broad testing by insurers on Tuesday, but they’re not going to be publicly talking–or tweeting–about it.
On Monday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services emailed insurers that it would require “all testers to acknowledge the confidentiality of this process to access the testing environment,” according to a copy reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. …
The email alert spells out exactly what is expected of participants: Insurance-industry officials “will not use, disclose, describe, post to a public form, or in any way share Test Data with any person or entity, including but not limited to the media,” unless the recipient also has agreed to the confidentiality provisions.
That “data” includes price quotes, which a number of industry analysts believe will rise dramatically this year, as additional individual mandates and requirements of Obamacare fully kick in.
Written by J. D. Heyes
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