CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner: ‘Delete this email.’

Boom.  Quickly: CMS means Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; Marilyn Tavenner is the person who runs that agency for Health & Human Services; and the subordinate is Julie Bataille, who was and is CMS’s Director of Communications.  So that sets the scene for this:

The day after a CMS official informed the Committee about the potential loss of your emails, HHS provided the Committee with additional documents related to our review of  One of the e-mails in this production shows that you directed a subordinate to delete an email communication featuring a number of White House representatives.  This e-mail is an October 5, 2013, communication in which you forwarded a discussion with White House representatives to the Director of Communications for CMS with the message: “Please delete this email-but please see if we can work on call script.” This contradicts the letter sent to the National Archives, which explained that your practice was to instruct subordinates to retain copies of e-mails. A copy of this e-mail is attached.

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CMS is… not tracking percentage of uninsured signing up for #obamacare.

…I don’t even.

Lowering the percentage of uninsured in this country was one of the rationalizations for passing Obamacare. Of course CMS was supposed to collect that data. That they won’t is telling.

God, it’s like watching the fleas take over the circus.

Moe Lane

Meet @AaronKAlbright, #obamacare’s new spokesman. (NSFW)

Yeah, it’s always fun when you can start a post like that, huh?

Anyway, Aaron Albright has the thankless gig now of convincing the American voting public not to believe their lying eyes when it comes to Obamacare; and, lo!  JWF has found an example of Albright’s subtle Super Social Media Magical power!


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CMS: Democratic bill would *raise* health care costs.

By almost 300 billion.

CMS: House health bill will hike costs $289B

The House-approved healthcare overhaul would raise the costs of healthcare by $289 billion over the next 10 years, according to an analysis by the chief actuary at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

This would be infuriating, if I had taken seriously in the first place the notion that an interventionist, intrusive government program was capable of saving the taxpayer money.

Moe Lane

PS: For extra points, watch as the Democrats suddenly decide that CMS must be ignored.  As opposed to, say, 2004.

Crossposted to RedState.