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Right now a threat to subpoena documents on a program that's part of president Obama's health care law.
Congressman -- I said demanding the Department of Health and Human Services turn over the documents by the end of the day.
It's all because of a program he says is being used to buy the election by hiding the effects of the health care law.
-- -- -- live in Washington with more on that force dot.
Morning John us -- quite a contention by I said that this quote demonstration.
Project to part of the Medicare Advantage program.
Is being used to buy the election but here's why -- it believes that.
The Obama administration and HHS through eight point 35 billion dollars into this Medicare Advantage demonstration project that money.
Has the ostensible fact of postponing the first round of cuts to Medicare Advantage that Obama -- would impose.
But is it really a demonstration project is costing more than the combined 85 previous demonstration projects before it.
In effect propping up Medicare Advantage -- -- contends so seniors won't see the cuts come into it.
Keep in mind that a centerpiece of the Romney campaign is that obamacare imposes 716 billion dollars in cuts to Medicare.
What's important about this is the money they're taking they're taking out of nowhere.
This is not appropriated money this is money that bypasses congress and just allows secretaries who really -- -- calling this what she's calling it.
Do you spend eight point three billion dollars to basically buy an election.
-- -- letter to -- -- secretary Kathleen Sebelius Eisen wrote quoting now your staff has run out of excuses.
And it's long delay in providing these documents is in excusable.
HHS has responded in the statement to Fox News by saying quote.
HHS is currently reviewing the letter the quality bonus -- -- a demo is providing incentives to more.
Medicare Advantage plans -- to to improve care giving more patients high quality choices in the program it is consistent with previous -- us.
Ice -- office points out that the demonstration project conveniently runs out in 2014.
He's asking -- -- -- office turn over the documents today.
We're faced the threat of subpoena drops some interesting timing in all of that is -- indeed are actors John thanks.
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