Monday, April 26, 2010

HHS Shecantbeserious vs the 10th Amendment

And so it begins:

Only hours after the Florida House and Senate voted to “opt out” of the new federal health law, the top U.S. health official said Thursday night that will not be permitted.

Without mentioning any particular state or going into detail, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen [Shecantbeserious] said that state and local officials can vent all they want about a so-called “federal takeover” of health care. But they cannot deny their citizens access to its benefits or requirements

Really, Madame Secretary?


I ask because you were wrong about how and when kids would be covered, about the cost of ObamaCare©, even about whether or not the CongressCritters who passed it are even covered by it.

And you seemed open to the idea that states could opt out of the new risk-pools, so why would this "flexibility" not extend to other components of this train-wreck?

And so it seems reasonable to me that you might want to take a more, shall we say nuanced approach when it comes to opining about issues best left to those actually familiar with the 10th Amendment.
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