House committee set to issue subpoena over ObamaCare docs
HHS officials masking costs of law?
- Duration 6:34
- Date Oct 19, 2012
HHS officials masking costs of law?
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Not -- been thrown down the house oversight committee chairman planning to issue a subpoena today this morning in fact for.
Health Department document -- program that he claims generalize it claims.
Is being used to hide the effects of the president's health care law for seniors now why would that be two and a half weeks away from election.
Here's congressman -- would Neil Cavuto just yesterday.
In other words this special project is going to backfill.
Hundreds of billions of dollars a year worth of what the Obama care took out of Medicare.
Is in fact -- little ploy to get around appropriations and get around admitting that obamacare is.
So the point he is making its -- obvious now Florida congressman John -- as a Republican and also sits on the house oversight and government reform committee of sir good morning to you and thank you for coming back -- a program here.
Good to be with you and we we -- fair and facing.
Little bit of bait and switch from the administration just before the election on health care -- media let me go to the point that ice is -- here.
He says these documents are designed to.
What will go -- covers that are designed to -- the election that's a heavy charge what about them.
Unfortunately I think we are correct in what we found so far and our committee and went chairman nice as that's before that -- and documentation.
What's happened and as parts of the obamacare plan are going into effect and to mask some of the cuts -- and programs like.
What they're doing -- shifting money around so cuts that wouldn't have comments.
Play we started the fiscal year October 1.
They're taking money appropriated money shifting -- and so seniors.
Who are Medicare Advantage.
Won't see the damage that's going to be done so.
Even GAO is -- that this is not they they they determined that demonstration project.
That's if schools seniors who who we're going to have to face these -- this a lot of money here are -- eight billion dollars and one area I read more than 200 billion in another what is it.
Eight billion is what they're shifting right now -- you know to pay for this multi trillion dollar obamacare.
They had to cut Medicare.
And the you know people talk about her plans and what folks are gonna do particularly on our side of the -- this is already done this is in law.
But to finance this health care monster.
You you're you're gonna have to take 700 million and you can you know you can go -- -- -- here there out of Medicare.
Medicare Advantage over ten years gets a trim of 200.
Billion dollars this is the first again all of these things phase in this is the first phase in of by eating into Medicare Advantage which yeah.
Eleven million of our seniors on it gives them some choice in some opportunities that you know and it decisions on their health care what what I what I don't know they're large you have what you and other charges that seniors aren't even aware of -- yet.
Absolutely I just for education -- they know where they I gotta get -- a second about Medicare Advantage is used by seniors for what.
Well it's an alternative to it again -- strict guidelines appear on -- the Medicare plans you.
You know yes strict constraints of what you do.
Medicare Advantage was set up to give some choice and competition to let seniors.
Decide more about what kinda health care plans this that are they wanted that and and services they want.
Doubt that a whole obamacare is just the opposite it's to try to actually -- -- -- eventually to wipe out most of Medicare.
They've trying to wipe out tri care for our military won't look at how does -- -- -- -- increases and why would that be here I mean if you're right on that what would that lean on him.
Health care plan for the country that's my personal opinion.
But when you -- when you destroy Medicare Advantage which is an option to you know look just the Medicare coverage that most folks have.
That's given eleven million seniors a choice.
Destroy that program now they they -- that.
They are taking out 200 billion dollars over ten years.
They're just sticking in about eight billion we think we're trying to get the documentation.
But what they've done is to not let the as seniors and the public know how bad this is going to be in.
In gouging out either Medicare -- Medicare Advantage.
Or jacking up the price for her and -- your your your tickets they're politically -- -- -- this stuff off -- absolutely HHS argues there is that this is a demonstration project and they run demo projects all the time.
You by -- -- and she engine not not the Republicans are of the house committee has said that.
You know we're not we're not -- coming up and saying this that this is not a demo product project.
The general accounting office has looked -- already and this is where we had some of the tip off.
There's a big eat your shifting huge amounts of money your thwarting the intent of congress and actually a law that that the Democrats passed -- obamacare.
And and masking it that this is that a demo this is just a political ploy.
To give them some time.
So that the Obama -- -- -- -- don't know what's coming here arguing that you delayed this program seniors don't know about it and I could -- votes.
Absolutely if that seniors could see.
What's really going to happen and the first the first -- this is all -- did you know -- about.
They're starting I -- -- posters and in 2014.
Everything kicks him over two years away exactly.
On -- -- issue specifically -- we get movement today and does that move the story forward.
And time for what are arguing is an election two and a half weeks away.
Well again they've dumped documents that they are just a bunch of mumbo jumbos -- you know wait we get it from the administration we got -- -- fast and furious and Howard getting in on this issue.
We will subpoena now back chairman -- whatever it takes.
That's our job we're supposed to be protecting the public interest and -- conducting oversight of these programs -- In here and here here you see again a real.
Political ploy just before the collateral to see where this goes John -- thank you for your time today Austin, Texas good to be -- today.
Good thank --