Secretary of the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius Admits Obamacare Double Counting

RUT-ROH … Obama minions forced to admit the truth with fuzzy math with Obamacare.
Kathleen Sebelius, the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) admitted to double counting in the Obamacare budget. While being questions by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), Sebelius was forced to admit what many knew since the inception of Obamacare … the Democrats were double counting the numbers. Nice, take $500 billion from Medicare to fund Obamacare and then use that same $500 billion to say that it funds the life of Medicare.

“There is an issue here on the budget because your own actuary has said you can’t double-count,”said Shimkus. “You can’t count — they’re attacking Medicare on the CR when their bill, your law, cut $500 billion from Medicare.”

He continued: “Then you’re also using the same $500 billion to what? Say your funding health care. Your own actuary says you can’t do both. […] What’s the $500 billion in cuts for? Preserving Medicare or funding the health-care law?

Sebelius’ reply? “Both.”

And the truth shall set you free … and inform the American public

Obamacare was a sham from the very beginning and now we are learning the lies that this law was passed on by those who refused to read the bill and misrepresent the fact.

UPDATE I: The backlash of Sebelius’ “double counting” comment … didn’t President Obama say this was not going on? 

The idea of complaining about a double count is not new to the White House. In March 2010, “Special Report” anchor Bret Baier specifically questioned Obama about the issue.

Obama at the time made it clear – there was no robbing Peter to pay Paul in the health care legislation.

“You can’t say that you are saving on Medicare, and then spend the money twice,” Obama said.“What you can say is that we are going to take the savings, put them back to make sure that seniors are getting help on the prescription drug bill instead of that money going to, for example, insurance reform.”

The White House has faced intense scrutiny about the cost of the bill, as tabulated by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) since the legislation was first introduced. Republicans have long criticized the revenue versus the costs of the bill, noting that the bill collects revenue for four years before the program is actually implemented. Which, according to Republicans means that in a 10-year budget window, there’s only six years of costs coming in – giving a skewed picture of the cost of the bill over the 10-year window, though Democrats point to figures that still show savings over longer time periods.

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  • Comments

    2 Responses to “Secretary of the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius Admits Obamacare Double Counting”

    1. St. Stephen on March 8th, 2011 9:59 am

      …this is not a unique concept as it appears that the Administration is doing this across the board.

      It is called doublethink, an Orwellian term that fits comfortably in the President’s lexicon.

      Other examples of this is his vow to shut down Gitmo(which I am happy that it did not occur), his stance while running for president that he would march with the strikers and his commiting more troops to war when he said that they would return home.

      Yep, double counting is also a part and parcel of this newspeak that President Obama and those under him are freely flaunting, expecting us to swallow this line of propaganda.

      My thanks to George Orwell and 1984 for giving us a heads up, at least on the etymology of the liberal culture.

      From Wikipedia…

      In the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, doublethink is the act of simultaneously accepting as correct two mutually contradictory beliefs, often in distinct social contexts.[1] It is related to, but distinct from, hypocrisy and neutrality. Its opposite is cognitive dissonance, where the two beliefs cause conflict in one’s mind.

      Doublethink is an integral concept of George Orwell’s dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four and the word doublethink is part of Newspeak.


    2. A Texas Grandfather on March 8th, 2011 3:17 pm

      The lies and other shenanigans used to promote Obamacare should be one of the prime reasons that the courts declare it unconstitutional.

      The whole of the legislation was voted without anyone in either house of congress reading it.

      The Democratic party should hang their heads in shame for foisting this on the American people.

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