Government may have leaked billion dollar Medicare decision

Ariel Cohen The Daily Caller 6/10/2013

At least 436 employees of the Department of Health and Human Services received advance word of an upcoming Medicare decision, and now federal investigators are looking into whether they tipped off Wall Street investors.

A review of emails by Republican Sen. Charles E. Grassley of Iowa found that hundreds […]

Mitch McConnell says HHS put a gag order on insurers about impact of Obamacare via Tampa Bay Times 5/19/2013

Sen. Mitch McConnell says the Obama administration has created a “culture of intimidation” in Washington.

One example: Obamacare.

“Over at HHS back during the Obamacare debate, Secretary (Kathleen) Sebelius sent out a directive to help insurance companies telling them they couldn’t inform their policyholders of what they thought the […]

Update on Humana gag order

We searched the web last night for the exact order from Department of Health and Human Services, telling insurance companies who serve Medicare recipients, to stop ‘misleading’ and ‘confusing’ mailings:

“We are instructing you to immediately discontinue all such mailings, and remove any related materials from your Web sites.”

Why not? After all, “scrubbing” […]

McConnell Blasts Government Over ‘Gag Order’ on Private Health Care Provider

U.S. health officials launched an investigation into Humana after the Louisville-based company mailed a letter to patients enrolled in its Medicare Advantage plans, alerting them that President Obama’s health overhaul could eliminate important benefits of the program. Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The federal government resorted to bullying tactics when it ordered an investigation of […]