health care

Obama Turned Down IBM Offer To Cut Medicare Fraud By $900 Billion in 2010

On February 23, 2011, Barbara Hollingsworth reported in the Washington Examiner that in 2010, the CEO of IBM offered the Obama administration a free software program that would have cut Medicare and Medicaid fraud by almost a trillion dollars, but he was turned down – twice.

“We could have improved the quality and reduced the cost of the health-care system by $900 billion,” IBM chairman and CEO  Samuel Palmisano said during a Sept. 14, 2010 taping of the Wall Street Journal’s Viewpoints program.  “I said we would do it for free to prove that it works. They turned us down.”

burningmoney1FOX News confirmed that a second meeting between Palmisano and Obama administration officials yielded the same result, even though the proffered fix would have eliminated 90 percent of the nation’s health care deficit – and cost taxpayers nothing it didn’t perform as guaranteed.

Now, why do you think Obama would have turned down such a generous opportunity? Because entitlement fraud burdens the economy – something at which the administration, its cohorts and co-conspirators have been working diligently for decades. Spending half a billion on a website that doesn’t work of course contributes to that burden.

Remember: ACORN was founded (by Obama cronies) to burden the entitlement system to the breaking point; it wound up almost doing so via the mortgage banking industry through the Community Reinvestment Act. Obamacare is another step in the same direction. In accepting IBM’s offer of reducing fraud in entitlement structure, Obama would actually have been working against his own agenda!

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Posted by Erik Rush in News

Obamacare: Best chance to defeat the left –– for good

obamacare-420x350Well, it’s finally happened. We have reached the point where it has become so evident that President Barack Hussein Obama is just this side of evil incarnate and that his administration and radical leftists in Congress are constitutional criminals that those who continue to support them and their policies are either ideologically kindred (and thus, enemies of the republic), or so pitifully dim that they may not merit rescue from a burning building. No … I think I’ll save that dog over there; at least he may wind up being of benefit to humankind someday …

Thus, I believe that these supporters – whether politicos, press, or rank-and-file voters – have forfeited the right to be taken in any way seriously.

The ongoing controversy relative to the Obamacare rollout provided another recent object lesson in this vein. The president’s attempt to blame health insurance companies for soaking customers in direct response to regulations enacted in keeping with his health-care law is not only beyond craven, but presumes an almost incomprehensible level of stupidity on the part of American consumers.

The people to whom I’ve referred in recent weeks as those who are waking up but not yet sure what they’re waking up to are the ones it is now our responsibly to reach. The catalyst for their current discomfort is of course the “sticker shock” they are experiencing – or will shortly experience – as a result of their health insurance policies being canceled and their premiums skyrocketing due to Obamacare. Despite their profound vexation, these individuals are still potentially susceptible to the aforementioned spin being advanced by the administration, Democrats and the press.

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Posted by Erik Rush in Columns, Tyranny