More Obamacare Double Counting Confirmed
The House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee today held a hearing to examine the implementation and sustainability of the CLASS program.-- During the hearing, Administration on Aging Assistant Secretary Kathy Greenlee admitted to Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA) that funds from the CLASS program were double counted as both funding the program and contributing savings in the health care law. Watch the exchange here.
TranscriptMurphy: So that money is also going to cover the health care bill as well as the CLASS Act?
Greenlee: That sounds accurate.
Fox News' Roundtable on Sebelius' "Accidental Truth"
First... Chief Actuary Rick Foster Says: Cuts in Medicare "cannot be simultaneously used to finance other Federal outlays (such as the coverage expansions) and to extend the trust fund."
Then... President Obama Agrees:"What I do agree with is that you can't say you're saving on Medicare and then spend the money twice."
Now... Secretary Sebelius Admits:Shimkus: "Are you using it to save Medicare or to fund health care reform?"Sebelius: "Both."
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