Obama Breaks The Law Again

Discussion in 'Politics' started by pspr, Jul 11, 2012.

  1. pspr


    Congress’s non-partisan investigators said Wednesday President Obama is stretching the law to give bonuses to mediocre private Medicare plans — an $8 billion program the auditors had already urged the administration to cancel.

    In a pointed letter, the Government Accountability Office’s chief lawyer said the administration hasn’t shown that it can learn anything by a “demonstration” project to pay bonuses to average-performing Medicare Advantage plans. The lawyer questioned “the agency’s legal authority to undertake the demonstration.”

    Opponents have said the $8 billion project amounts to a slush fund designed to cover up the Medicare cuts in Mr. Obama’s health care law, at least until 2014 when the law kicks into full effect.