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This story was added to a previous post moments ago on SHN, but ‘deserves’ to stand on its own:

(Daily Caller) During a hearing on Capitol Hill Thursday, the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) admitted to double-counting in the Obamacare budget.

In her first appearance before the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee since the health-care law passed, Kathleen Sebelius responded to a line of questioning by Republican Rep. John Shimkus of Illinois about whether $500 billion in Medicare cuts were used to sustain the program or pay for the law.

“There is an issue here on the budget because your own actuary has said you can’t double-count,” said Shimkus. “You can’t count — they’re attacking Medicare on the CR when their bill, your law, cut $500 billion from Medicare.”

He continued: “Then you’re also using the same $500 billion to what? Say your funding health care. Your own actuary says you can’t do both. […] What’s the $500 billion in cuts for? Preserving Medicare or funding the health-care law?

Sebelius’ reply? “Both.”

The Obama administration and HHS have been criticized previously for double-counting. In a report last summer, HHS claimed a provision in the health-care law would extend the Medicare trust fund by 12 years. The Congressional Budget Office released a memo that said HHS’s math was more than a little off.

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19 Responses to Oops! HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Admits To Double-Counting In ObamaCare ‘Budget’

  1. John says:

    We knew this before obama-doesn’t-care became law. Paul Ryan said, and I quote, “Mr. President, hiding spending is not cutting spending,” when the GOP was invited to supposedly have their say on this monstrosity.

    I am totally shocked that Sebelius admitted it for the record.

    I do believe Joe Wilson was correct. :)

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