RUSH: Do you remember, shortly after the health care bill, Obamacare was signed into law, and a bunch of companies said, ‘Okay, we gotta start taking some charges,’ and a bunch of companies took a billion-dollar charge here, a billion-dollar charge there, claiming that they had to report losses, supported or caused by the new bill, in the quarter in which the bill was signed? So they were just obeying the law. Henry ‘Nostrilitis’ Waxman, the regime, sent out subpoenas — uh, ‘letters’ — demanding that they show up and explain themselves because everybody knows that Obamacare was gonna save people money. And this gave rise to my calling this whole bunch a ‘regime’, because here you obey the letter of the law, you do everything you’re supposed to do, you put out one bad piece of news that actually blames the regime for something, and they call you on it! They call you up there! Do everything you’re supposed to do, and the regime will still get you. The regime is back.
Kathleen Sebelius says she is keeping a list of insurance companies that are raising premiums, demanding that they be honest and say it has nothing to do with Obamacare. The regime is still on the prowl. Kathleen Sebelius. ‘[S]ome insurers have been attributing part of their 2011 premium increases to Obamacare and [Sebelius] warned that ‘there will be zero tolerance for this type of misinformation and unjustified rate increases.” What she really means is that the government’s going to prohibit insurers from doing business if reality is not politically convenient. The point, here, is to drive it out of business. The point of Obamacare is to run the private insurance industry out of existence, thereby facilitating everybody going on to the single-payer plan, the exchanges, the government option. And so these insurance companies, ‘I’m sorry, premiums are going up,’ and we all know that every — Obama even admitted it! Last week in Ohio! (paraphrase) ‘Don’t be silly. Everybody knew, you start adding 32 million people, health care rolls, prices are going to go up, nobody said it was going to be free.’ Oh, yeah? Well, Miss Sebelius is implying today that it’s going to be free. These insurance companies raising rates? Why, the regime’s gonna come gunning for ’em. The regime is taking notes. The regime’s keeping a list.