Thug Insurance

In Tony Soprano fashion, HHS Secretary Shebullshits is threatening to break the kneecaps of anyone who dares speak the truth about Obamacrap.

The WSJ reports:

Kathleen Sebelius's Thursday letter to America's Health Insurance Plans, the industry trade group—a thuggish message even by her standards. The Health and Human Services secretary wrote that some insurers have been attributing part of their 2011 premium increases to ObamaCare and warned that "there will be zero tolerance for this type of misinformation and unjustified rate increases."

Zero tolerance for expressing an opinion, or offering an explanation to policyholders? They're more subtle than this in Caracas.

Washington is acting more like the Kremlin. They don't like it when people complain about policies handed down by government.

The tone of Ms. Sebelius's letter suggests that she doesn't understand that money is exchanged for goods and services, and that if Congress mandates new benefits, premiums will rise.

There are only 2 conclusions here. Either Shebullshits is totally clueless or a bald faced liar. You pick.

This is nasty stuff and an obvious attempt to shift political blame for rising insurance costs before the election. It's also an early sign of life under ObamaCare, when all health-care decisions are political and the bureaucrats decide who can charge how much for a service or product.

Democrats built this system and they now own it politically. The least they could do is take credit for its consequences.

Blame is a more appropriate term.

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