Donald Trump Names Rep. Tom Price as next Health and Human Services Secretary

SAY GOODBYE TO OBAMACARETHE PRICE IS RIGHT.

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) to be the next head of the department of Health and Human Services. Price is a fierce critic of the not-so Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare. Look for Price to repeal and replace the failure that is Obamacare.  As reported at the Politico, Price is an orthopedic surgeon and has been a longtime opponent of the Affordable Care Act, which the president-elect has pledged to repeal and replace. The Georgia congressman was an early supporter of Trump’s and endorsed him for president last May.

Tom Price

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.),  a fierce critic of the Affordable Care Act and a proponent of overhauling the nation’s entitlement programs, to lead the department of Health and Human Services.

In a press release first thing on Tuesday, Trump announced his selection of Price, a third-generation doctor who chairs the House Budget Committee and became a fervent champion of Trump’s candidacy. In naming him to join his cabinet, the president-elect called Price “exceptionally qualified to shepherd our commitment to repeal and replace Obamacare and bring affordable and accessible healthcare to every American.”

Trump also named Seema Verma, a health-care consultant who was the architect of Medicaid changes in Vice president-elect  Mike Pence’s home state of Indiana, to run a crucial section of HHS: the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

As HHS secretary, Price would be the nation’s top health official and the incoming administration’s point person for dismantling the sprawling 2010 health-care law, which Trump promised during his campaign to start dismantling on his first day in the Oval Office. The 62-year-old lawmaker, who represents a wealthy suburban Atlanta district, has played a leading role in the Republican opposition to the law and has helped draft several comprehensive bills to replace it. The GOP-led House has voted five dozen times to eliminate all or part of the ACA but has never had a chance of accomplishing its goal as long as President Obama has been in the White House.

HHS & HealthCare.gov Official Marilyn Tavenner: “Please Delete this Email” … More from the Most Transparent WH Administration EVER!

YUP, NOT A SMIDGEN OF CORRUPTION … And now for something completely different, the Obama administration deleting emails.

From Sharyl Attkisson comes the latest example of not a smidgen of corruption from the Obama administration.  Attkinsson reports that an email obtained by Congress shows the top official for Healthcare.gov at CMS  under the Department of HHS, Marilyn Tavenner, instructed the agency’s top spokesman to “Please delete this email.” It would appear other than golf, the Obama administrations greatest past time is deleting emails and keeping the truth from the American people. Transparency, eh?

Marilyn Tavenner

Marilyn Tavenner – It all depend on how you interpret “delete this email”

An email obtained by Congress shows the top official for Healthcare.gov at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services under the Department of Health and Human Services, Marilyn Tavenner, instructed the agency’s top spokesman to “Please delete this email.”

Delete button

The instruction appears significant for several reasons: First, the email to be deleted included an exchange between key White House officials and CMS  officials. Second, the email was dated October 5, 2013, five days into the disastrous launch of HealthCare.gov. Third, federal law requires federal officials to retain copies of –not delete– email exchanges. And fourth, the document to be deleted is covered under Congressional subpoena as well as longstanding Freedom of Information requests made by members of the media (including me).

In a letter today, House Energy and Commerce leaders asked Tavenner to explain why she asked her colleague to delete the email, and the letter questions whether there are other instances in which she instructed HHS staff to delete emails. The letter also asks for more details regarding Congressional subpoenaed documents, including Tavenner emails, that CMS recently said might be permanently lost; and it requests an explanation as to why redactions are made in some documents provided to Congress so far.

Tavernier Email Trail

Unbelievable, One More Glitch for the Road: Even Kathleen Sebelius’ Resignation Speech as HHS Secretary is Botched … “Unfortunately, a Page is Missing”

YOU JUST CAN’T MAKE THIS STUFF UP …

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius managed to put as much preparation and management into her resignation speech as she did her handling of Obamacare. As Sebelius was reading her heart-felt prepared, written speech a funny thing happened, a page was missing. Good grief. How could any one be such a screw up and so unprepared? Maybe, her speech writers just didn’t have it in them to spew more lies that Obamacare is good for America. It was a fitting send off for Sebelius, to have one more glitch for the road. It was priceless as Sebelius was flanked by Barack Obama and her supposed to be replacement, if Senate approved, OMB Director Sylvia Burwell.

Outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius officially announced her resignation Friday, but just like the glitches that plagued the federal website for Obamacare – healthcare.gov – which she was responsible for, Sebelius experienced a glitch of her own when the last page of her speech went missing.

Photo of the day … One more glitch from Kathleen Sebelius as Obama looks on and can be seen to nudge her to go on and don’t make me look like more of an idiot.

Obama_Sebelius_resigns

Pic – screen grab from WH.gov video

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius OUT, Sebelius To Resign … Obamacare and Democrats Gets Their Fall Girl for 2014 Elections

This comes about 5 years too late …

USA Today is reporting that HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will resign today. Sebelius, who oversaw Obamacare and its disastrous rollout, is out as she has handed in her papers. I think we all knew the handwriting was on the wall for her ousting when Obama had the nerve to declare victory for the Obamacare enrollment and never once thanked Sebelius, who was in the audience. Of course the Rose Garden ‘Mission Accomplished’ pep rally was done on April Fool’s Day, you can draw your own conclusions. Hmm, but I thought it was only the people that she did not work for who were asking her to resign? After months of denials that should would resign, she has. The announcement is to be made at 11 am on Friday. Office of Management and Budget Director Sylvia Mathews Burwell to expected to be nominated by Barack Obama to replace Sebelius.

Obama_Sebelius

After a difficult five years shepherding President Obama’s signature health care law, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has tendered her resignation, according to two senior administration officials.

Obama accepted the resignation this week and intends to announce that he will nominate Office of Management and Budget Director Sylvia Mathews Burwell to replace Sebelius.

He will make the formal announcement at 11 a.m. Friday at the White House, according to officials, who asked not to be identified so as not to pre-empt the president.

The purge begins to try and save Democrats for the 2014 midterm elections. The NY Times reports, Sebelius Resigns After Troubles Over Health Site. I guess Barack Obama and Democrats think that the American people will just forget the damage Sebelius, Obama and fellow Democrats has done to healthcare and just move on. Out of sight, out of mind.

The departure comes as the Obama administration tries to move beyond its early stumbles in carrying out the law, convince a still-skeptical public of its lasting benefits, and help Democratic incumbents, who face blistering attack ads after supporting the legislation, survive the midterm elections this fall.

Officials said Ms. Sebelius, 65, made the decision to resign and was not forced out. But the frustration at the White House over her performance had become increasingly clear, as administration aides worried that the crippling problems at HealthCare.gov, the website set up to enroll Americans in insurance exchanges, would result in lasting damage to the president’s legacy.

EXIT QUESTION: Are you covered under Obamacare if you are thrown under the bus?

Mission Accomplished? White House & Jay Carney Gloat About Enrollment Numbers & Blasts Republicans During Snark-filled Daily WH Presser

WHAT A SICK APRIL FOOLS JOKE … PLEASE TELL ME AMERICA YOU ARE NOT THAT IGNORANT …

Barack Obama White House spokesperson Jay Carney took to the microphone yesterday to brag about the notion that over 7.1 million people have enrolled in Obamacare.  After all this time of the White House and HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius refusing to provide any numbers for enrollment in Obamacare, suddenly they come up with precise number like 7.041 million. HMM, REALLY? A contentious and defiant Carney delivered a prepared statement to the press full of snark, lies and exaggerations on the “mission accomplished” of Obamacare.

“Despite several lost weeks out of the gate because of problems with the website, 7.1 million Americans have now signed up for private insurance through these marketplaces,” the president said.

The 7.1 million figure was more than the 7.041 million announced by press secretary Jay Carney just hours earlier.

The administration is allowing consumers who were unable to complete their applications to continue the process beyond Monday. Moreover, the federal government is still collecting data from states who run their own states.

Obama heralded the achievement as “a big step forward.”

REALLY AMERICA? SORRY, BUT THE OBAMA WH IS INCAPABLE OF TELLING THE TRUTH AS THEY DOUBLE DOWN ON THE LIE.

Next thing you know, Carney, Obama, Sebelius, Pelosi et al will be telling you that you can keep your healthcare insurance if you like it, that you can keep your doctor if you like it, you can keep the hospital you go to if you like it, the IRS is not targeting the Tea Party, the NSA is not listening to your phone calls or reading your emails without a warrant, Benghazi was just about a tape and Eric Holder was not operating a gun-running operation in Mexico. WAKE THE HELL UP FOLKS AND STOP BEING SHEEPLE!!!

Sorry for my skepticism, but I deal in numbers. I would love to get my hands on this data and do some real analysis like, how many enrollment accounts are duplicates? Individuals have to create numerous accounts in the beginning because of the disastrous non-functioning Heathcare.fail site. How many individuals have actually paid their premiums? How many individuals enrolled in Obamacare lost the insurance that they liked because of Obamacare and are now paying higher premiums and have larger deductibles? Sorry, but you certainly cannot count it as a net gain if your program caused some one to lose something and then you compelled them to buy your product. Well, maybe an imperialist president would.

The Lonely Conservative has more of the “intended ” consequences of Obamacare as the CBO is stating that Obamacare will cause workers to work few hours, to the equivalent of 2 million jobs. Yeah, let’s see if Democrats run on Obamacare in this years midterm elections.

Next Page →

Support Scared Monkeys! make a donation.

 
 
  • NEWS (breaking news alerts or news tips)
  • Red (comments)
  • Dugga (technical issues)
  • Dana (radio show comments)
  • Klaasend (blog and forum issues)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Close
E-mail It