HHS ObamaCare Senior Official Marilyn Tavenner: “Please Delete This Email”

Obama IRS CorruptionFlashback: Remember when President Obama accused Republicans of pursing “phony scandals” echoing a line used by then White House Press Secy Jay Carney.

(Sharyl Attkisson) An email obtained by Congress shows the top official of Heathcare.gov (ObamaCare) at HHS Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Marilyn Tavenner instructed her agency’s top spokesman to ‘Please Delete This Email’ this instruction is particularly significant for several reasons:

(1) The email to be deleted included an exchange between key White House officials and CMS officials;

(2) The email was dated the 05 Oct 2013 five days into the disastrous launch of Healthcare.gov;

(3) Federal law requires that federal officials to retain copies (not delete) email exchanges;

(4) The document that was to be deleted was subpoenaed by Congress as well as numerous FOIA requests.

House Energy and Commerce Committee members in a letter dated 15 August asked Tavenner to explain why she instructed a colleague to ‘delete’ the email, the letter further requests details regarding other Congressional subpoenaed documents that CMS has claimed were permanently lost.

Yet another fine example of the lack of transparency, perjury and obstruction of justice by senior federal officials–fortunately the statute of limitations to prosecute survives past the the Obama administration.

ObamaCare Enrollment Numbers Steadily Falling Says Largest Health Insurers

Obama ClaimsRemember When Obama Claimed…

(Investors.com) After Obama took a victory lap claiming that 8 Million signed up for the ACA by mid-April, a dubious number to be sure by any logical calculations, the nation’s top insurers are now saying that the Obama Administration may want to recalibrate their “Guesstimations” of ObamaCare data to reflect a more accurate accounting.

The nations third-largest health insurer Aetna, had just 720,000 people sign up for ObamaCare as of the 20 May but at the end of June, it had but 600,000 actually paying the premiums and Aetna expect that number to fall to ‘just over 500,000′ by the end of the year.

Cigna projects its individual market customers including more than 100,000 in the ObamaCare exchanges to ‘move from 300,000  down to 280,000 in that range’ according to CEO David Cordani.

Another data point comes from the State of Washington–the only state that did not report ObamaCare sign-ups to HHS until consumers paid an initial premium. While the State of Washington had 164,062 paid enrollees as of the 23 April, by 01 June, the state reported that just 156,155 people enrolled.

The gap between the high watermark of ObamaCare sign-ups and the number of current premium paying customers reflects both those who never sent in their first monthly premium for any number of reasons, including: personal finances have been stretched, others may have got fed-up with the high-deductibles.

Regardless of the reasons, ObamaCare enrollment numbers are shrinking steadily and a far cry away from insuring those alleged 47 Million we were told were without health insurance, all of which one may never learn about from the dinosaur media which has a lot invested in the hope of Obama’s success than to report the real news of the day or from a president, much too busy vacationing in Martha’s Vineyard and hitting the links during his 28th golf outing this year than to concern himself with the mundane job that he was elected to do.

Covered California Premiums to Spike in 2015

ObamaCare LiesFlashback: Remember When Obama Claimed the ACA Would Save Families $2500 a Year?

(LA Times) Covered California today announced that ObamaCare premiums will spike 4.2% on average next year, while other consumers may experience double digit rate hikes–so much for Obama’s promise to slash health care premiums.

New IRS Form Proves That Obama Lied About Individual Mandate Surtax

Incomes TaxesFederal Income Tax Failure –Image: J. Jacobs@Twitter

(ATR) On Thursday, the IRS released a slew of new tax forms–the new draft Form 1040 shows a new ObamaCare surtax line has been created for payment of the individual mandate surtax.

ObamaCare TaxesNew IRS Draft Form 1040 Proves that Obama Repeatedly Lied About Individual Mandate Tax –Image: Elisabeth@Twitter

President Obama repeatedly:

(a) denied that the ObamaCare surtax was actually a tax;

(b) claimed that he would not raises taxes on the middle-class;

President Obama is a pathological liar.

ObamaCare Thought of the Day…

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Hobby Lobby: What Obama Won’t Tell You and Liberals Don’t Want You To Know

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(Daily Caller) The Obama administration has quickly converted the U.S. Supreme Ct’s Hobby Lobby decision into a campaign issue, calling on Congress to continue providing abortion-related drugs to Women who work for Catholic employers.

The chances of such a measure ever becoming law zero–the cynical opportunity to raise campaign contributions and attempt to make this a wedge issue going into the midterms–priceless but so very predictable for liberals that can’t come up with any new or original campaign ideas.

In related Hobby Lobby news that Obama Won’t Tell You and Liberals Don’t Want You to Know:

Hobby Lobby

Related (Video): FOX News Megyn Kelly Obliterates Sandra Fluke on Hobby Lobby Decision

Facts Liberals Don’t Want You to Know: Contraceptives ‘Hobby Lobby’ Offers its Employees

H/T: The Daily Signal

The Five Men to Thank This Week

Hobby Lobby DecisionHobby Lobby, 1st Amendment -v- ObamaCare -Image: The Economist

(CNA)  On Monday, in a 5-4 vote the Supreme Court said that closely held corporations can not be required to provide contraception coverage to their employees which they determine to be objectionable based on the religious beliefs–definitely is a victory for Christian principles and that all five of these votes came entirely by Men speaks volumes about the (so called) ‘War on Women’ which our country is currently embroiled.

Yesterday’s decision reminds us that Women’s health–and by this I mean more than merely contraceptive coverage–is not just a Woman’s issue. Yesterday’s decision affects both Women and Men because procreation necessarily involves Women and Men and because conscience protection is not gender specific nor is it a partisan issue.

The Truth Is: We gave up mutual responsibility for procreation long ago when we praised the birth-control pill for giving Women a ‘new found freedom’ and power over their fertility, when we wildly accepted, nay, promoted sex outside of marriage, when we made abortion about ‘a Women’s right to choose’ we surrendered something quite difficult to get back–shared responsibility for what our bodies are made to do when we have sex namely, to create life.

Even though it takes two to make a baby, we have given Men the ability to opt out of parental responsibility if they choose. The forms of contraception covered by ObamaCare, all depend necessarily on the Woman’s faithful use of these devices not the Man’s. Male condoms are not covered by ObamaCare also not covered are methods that both beget appreciation for the wonder that is the female reproductive system and require mutual responsibility like natural family planning or other fertility awareness methods…

Full article here by Jennifer Manning, Catholic Womanhood

Related: Facts Liberals Don’t Want You to Know: Contraceptives Hobby Lobby Offers to Its Employees –The Federalist Papers

California Residents Surprised by Medical Bills & 60% of Americans in Smaller States Report Increase in Healthcare Costs

ObamaCare CostsObama Administration Lies to the American People About Healthcare Costs –Image: White House@Twitter

(California Healthline) A new survey by TransUnion Healthcare concludes that 62% of California residents are surprised about their out of pocket costs.

Overall, 80% wanted to receive cost estimates but unfortunately according to Payers & Providers few receive any meaningful costs estimates in advance.

Flashback: Remember when Obama/Biden claimed that your healthcare costs “will go down by as much as $2500 per year.”

Nationally in smaller states, 60% of Americans particularly those in the West are reporting an increased in  healthcare costs.

ObamaCare Enrollment Disappointing With Just 3.78 Million Newly Insured, Remember When Initial Goal Was to Insure 47 Million

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(Daily Signal) In April, Obama claimed the ACA had met its goal of 7 Million sign-ups and costs were lower than expected, however these claims were quickly cast in doubt when rhetoric was confronted with facts which left one scratching their heads, does Obama even know what the facts are or just says whatever is written on his teleprompter?

Many however in the dinosaur media were just willing to accept the selectively released Obama Administration talking points, despite the White House often times providing inaccurate or incomplete information about HealthCare.gov

47-Million-UninsuredFlashback: Remember back in 2007 when Democrats led by then House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and New York Sen Hillary Clinton were pushing the notion that we needed universal single payer health care (what subsequently dwarfed into the ObamaCare maze a few years later) to insure the allegedly 47 Million uninsured.

Subsequently in July 2009 Obama using the Nancy Pelosi and Hillary Clinton data, reiterated those same talking points in a nationally televised press conference, claiming that there are 47 Million Americans without health insurance.

This now begs the question of how is it that ObamaCare is working so well when so many fewer having signed up for health insurance than those 47 Million Americans that Democrats claimed were without health insurance and would run to become insured if only government would make health insurance available to all?

Last week, Democrats on the House Oversight and Govt Reform Committee released a fact sheet using data from 13 insurance companies and claimed actual initial health exchange enrollments exceeded insurance company projections by 4% or 3,785,753

“This result was achieved despite significant challenges with federal and state websites,” Rep Elijah Cummings (D-MD) said.

Obama’s claims of 7 or is it 8 Million newly insured or the House Democrats claims of 3.78 Million newly insured remains far short of their initial stated goal.

Which leaves one asking: What is ObamaCare success, when Democrats keep moving the goal posts?

Despite a $419,680,325,000+ Deficit, California Democrats Plan to Go on a Spending Spree

California Debt ClockIn August 2012 California’s Debt Per-Person was $10,350 Today, California’s Debt Per-Person is $11,058 and Growing by the Minute

(Sac Bee) As Billions of dollars flow into State of California coffers, the money is burning a hole in the pockets of Democrat lawmakers, who just can’t wait to go on a new spending spree.

Uhm, I have a suggestion–Maybe it would be a good idea to pay down California’s $419,680,325,000+ rapidly expanding deficit, together with making-up for the $31 Billion shortfall discovered following a recent audit and set aside funds to finance ‘Covered California’ $78 Million deficit forecast for next year?