Thursday, December 11, 2014

Gruber Isn't the Only One Who Cashed in Big on ObamaCare

Why is it such a radical idea to think that maybe taxpayers should just keep their money instead of sending it off to Washington to be redistributed to giant contracting corporations?  Seems everyone in Washington agrees that this isn’t radical at all.  Inside the ribbon of concrete and asphalt of the Beltway, reason is suspended and giving billions to defense contractors to support Obamacare seems like a good idea.

The contractors and the lobbyists love it.  It’s just the rest of the country that gets hosed.

from IBD
"The Kaiser Report also shows that traditional defense contractors like General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and Booz Allen are increasingly turning to HHS for business, thanks to cutbacks in defense and the explosion in ObamaCare spending. Last year alone, six of the biggest cleared $2.3 billion.
General Dynamics got $814 million mainly to help with ObamaCare call centers. Defense giant Serco got more than $400 million, much of it for collecting paper applications after the online marketplaces failed.
What’s the rest of the money for? “Buying medical-record software, insurance websites, claims processing, data analysis, computer system overhauls, consumer education and consulting expertise,” Kaiser says.
In other words … overhead. Worse, this is overhead that didn’t exist before ObamaCare."
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