By Scott W. Winchell, SUA Editor-in-Chief
Who knew and when? Criminal fraud, conspiracy, RICO?
Lies, then lies to cover lies -all encased in political rhetoric, all designed to confuse the public and the media. It’s another case of misdirection, a plan to overwhelm us all with information and disinformation – all more proof of criminal fraud, criminal conspiracy, conspiracy to defraud, and fraud in the inducement in the name of ObamaCare.
All of this borders on the application of the RICO statutes in our opinion – as well as the culpability of others since so many supporters and toadies parroted his words and aided and abetted in this conspiracy and the fraud. It looks and feels like racketeering because there is also the matter of all the ‘crony capitalism’ we now witness in this charade through the associations with insurance providers and ObamaCare contractors with close associations with the Obama, et al. Again, we call for a criminal investigation.
Andy McCarthy, a prolific writer on the subject of ObamaCare from a legal perspective, thankfully a man with impeccable credentials, legal experience beyond most, and the ability to clearly define the case at hand with ObamaCare was on Fox News last night with Megyn Kelly regarding his latest article “Obama’s 5% Con Job“.
This article followed his great work on describing “The Lawlessness of the ‘Fix‘” and thereby followed with the release of a new bomb shell, and it has been followed up by two more articles cited below). In his article and interview, he revealed that the Obama DOJ was arguing a case in which they submitted proof contrary to the President’s assertions, thus proving further lies to cover previous lies – again, all criminal fraud. In his article he states the following two points about the specious “5%” issue that severely minimizes the ill-effects we are witnessing, but also that the document Megyn Kelly was showing all from the DOJ’s own arguments:
During all these years, while Obama was repeatedly assuring Americans, “If you like your health-insurance plan, you can keep your health-insurance plan,” he actually expected as many as seven out of every ten Americans covered by employer plans to lose their coverage. For small business, he expected at least one out of every two Americans, or as many as four out of every five, to lose their coverage.
Followed shortly thereafter by this:
It gets worse. My friends at the American Freedom Law Center (on whose advisory board I sit) are representing Priests for Life, a group aggrieved by Obamacare’s denial of religious liberty — specifically, the ACA’s mandate that believers, despite their faith-based objections, provide their employees with coverage for the use of abortifacients and contraceptives. On October 17,  the Obama Department of Health and Human Services, represented by the Obama Justice Department, submitted a brief to the federal district court in Washington, opposing Priests for Life’s summary judgment motion.
The [ACA’s] grandfathering provision’s incremental transition does not undermine the government’s interests in a significant way. [Citing, among other sources, the Federal Register.] Even under the grandfathering provision, it is projected that more group health plans will transition to the requirements under the regulations as time goes on. Defendants have estimated that a majority of group health plans will have lost their grandfather status by the end of 2013.
After watching the interview that clearly showed there is a comprehensive conspiracy to defraud, we pointed out to Andy in an email that there was this following tidbit: the CBO never scored for financial purposes the now infamous “risk corridor” and it’s impact on tax payers, a larger one now that the website debacle occured and so many lost their policies but also by the ‘fix’:
Yet even though it exposes American taxpayers to potentially massive financial liabilities, the Congressional Budget Office never calculated the potential costs of this program as part of its original Obamacare cost estimate, let alone an expanded version of it.
The “risk corridor” program is one of several within Obamacare that were designed [to] protect insurers against the threat of excessive losses stemming from the new requirement that they must cover individuals with pre-existing conditions. (Read the rest here at the Washington Examiner.)
Every day that passes we see new revelations of this conspiracy; now it’s what they knew and when again. This time it was as late as last March. The President had to know know implicitly, read on:
The Obama administration was warned as early as March about potential risks with the implementation of HealthCare.gov, according to documents released by the House Energy and Commerce Committee Monday night.
Key administration officials at the White House and Department of Health and Human Services received briefings this past spring from McKinsey & Co., a private consulting firm that reviewed more than 200 documents and conducted interviews with HHS staff to identify potential problems before the Oct. 1 rollout.
A report prepared by McKinsey in late March discussed several issues that could hamper the implementation of ObamaCare, including insufficient testing and evolving requirements. The report also warned that the program relied too heavily on outside contractors.
At a hearing held Tuesday by the Energy and Commerce Committee, Chairman Fred Upton, R-Mich., used the report to challenge the accuracy of April testimony by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius that the site was “on track.”
“But we now know that the secretary’s testimony did not match what was happening behind the scenes,” Upton said, claiming the site was on track “for disaster.”
Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., said the reports reveal “chaos in the Obama administration.”
In one page of the presentation, the company specifically warned about a “failure to resolve post-launch issues rapidly” — a scenario that ended up playing out last month. The company cautioned that a “compressed testing window and volume uncertainty,” coupled with the fact that response teams were not yet in place, would drag out the process of fixing problems after launch.
Sebelius, Medicare Chief Marilyn Tavenner, and Gary Cohen, a Medicare and Medicaid oversight official, attended a briefing on the firm’s analysis on April 4, a Capitol Hill source said. Sebelius then testified at an oversight committee hearing two weeks after being briefed on the McKinsey report that the implementation of ObamaCare was on track, according to the Hill source.
Tim Murphy, R-Pa., a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, called into question the administration’s assurances, arguing that the report suggests the administration was aware the implementation was in trouble months before the fall rollout.
“Despite assurances from Secretary Sebelius, Marilyn Tavenner, and Gary Cohen that ‘all was well’ and ‘on track’ with the launch of the Affordable Care Act, we now have documents dating back to April that call into question what they told us,” Murphy said.
White House spokesman Eric Schultz acknowledged late Monday that red flags were raised as the website was being developed and recommendations were taken up by a development team at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
“But nobody anticipated the size and scope of the problems we experienced once the site launched. Since that time, experts have been working night and day to get it functioning – and that is where our focus is, and should be, right now,” Schultz told Fox News in a statement.
CMS pushed back against the release of the report late Monday, stating that the agency has “continually evaluated progress” and has taken steps to mitigate risks and address concerns with the ObamaCare website rollout.
“The review was completed six months before the beginning of open enrollment, was in line with industry best practices, and was followed by concrete action to address potential risks—as was intended,” the agency said in a statement.
Fox News’ Mike Emanuel contributed to this report.