View Full Version : Scuttling health care act will freeze Medicare, White House warns

05-05-2012, 12:00 AM
Blackmail: Obama Regime Warns Supreme Court Not To Overturn Obamacare Or Medicare Might Suddenly Freeze Up… Oh?? (http://weaselzippers.us/2012/05/04/blackmail-obama-regime-warns-supreme-court-not-to-overturn-obamacare-or-medicare-might-suddenly-freeze-up/)

Complete Story (http://www.freep.com/article/20120504/NEWS07/205040342/Scuttling-health-care-act-will-freeze-Medicare-White-House-warns) from the Detroit Free Press.

WASHINGTON -- Medicare's payment system, the unseen but vital network that handles 100 million monthly claims, could freeze if President Barack Obama's health care law is summarily overturned, the administration quietly informed the courts.

Although Obama's overhaul made significant cuts to providers and improved prescription and preventive benefits, Medicare was overlooked in Supreme Court arguments that focused on the law's controversial requirement that all individuals carry health insurance.

Havoc for Medicare could have repercussions as both parties avidly court seniors in this election year and as hospitals and doctors increasingly complain the program doesn't pay enough.

In papers filed with the Supreme Court, administration lawyers warned of "extraordinary disruption" if Medicare is forced to unwind countless transactions that are based on payment changes required by more than 20 separate sections of the Affordable Care Act.

05-05-2012, 12:06 AM
obama has to know what the Justices have already decided and is trying to scare them into changing their rulings. Gee I wonder who would have informed him?

05-05-2012, 12:52 AM
Interesting move- a sort of shotgun clause Easter egg in the ACA.