MORE LIES AND OBFUSCATION
by Sharon Rondeau
The committee has held several hearings on the problem-plagued rollout of Healthcare.gov, the federal website where uninsured Americans can shop for medical insurance. The health care law known as Obamacare mandates that all citizens maintain health insurance as of January 1, 2014, but such mandates have been delayed for small businesses and large employers required to provide coverage their employees.
On September 23, The Washington Post reported that small business exchanges through the “SHOP” portal were expected to be ready on the scheduled rollout date of October 1, 2013. However, the emails described by The Daily Caller show that the regime knew in August that the small business component would not be ready.
The Washington Examiner has posted a link to the documents obtained by the committee which show that in late July, contractor employees were discussing whether or not to make public that “SHOP application development is somehow getting delayed until 10/15.”
The regime did not announce that the small business portal would be delayed for a year until November 27.
More than $1 billion has been spent on the dysfunctional website which still cannot provide payment to insurance companies for offering coverage. As a result, additional expense must be borne by insurance companies, some of which may not be able to withstand the financial strain imposed by the regime.
Government officials had told Congress that the Healthcare.gov website would launch on time with “rosy presentations,” according to The New York Times.
Of the emails, committee Chairman Fred Upton said, “The documents we are now reviewing tell a much, much different story than what officials testified to Congress. While it’s not clear if any ‘blood oath’ was taken, the president’s top lieutenants repeatedly looked us in the eye, insisting that they were ‘on track’ when they knew looming deadlines would be impossible to meet. These are not the characteristics of the ‘most transparent administration in history.”
Since October 1, approximately one in four enrollments at Healthcare.gov has experienced technical trouble, and the regime has suggested that applicants check with their insurer to ascertain that their enrollment has been processed.
Instances of breached personal information attributed to “laziness” and “haste.”
Obama claimed that he was not told “directly” that there were problems with Healthcare.gov, but he has lied about many other items over the last five years. According to radio host Carl Gallups, Obama has lied about his claimed birth in Hawaii. On Friday evening, Gallups said on his show, “Obama has no Hawaiian birth certificate.” Gallups has been close to the Cold Case Posse investigation which determined that the long-form birth certificate posted on the White House website is a “computer-generated forgery.”
Regarding the investigation, Mike Volin of WheresObamasBirthCertificate.com and Mark Gillar, host of the Tea Party Power Hour, said on Volin’s Friday evening show that more optimism than ever currently exists that the truth about Obama’s background will come to light.