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White House misses early deadlines in ObamaCare implementation

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posted on Jun, 2 2010 @ 04:18 PM
Nothing quite major yet but they are not off to a good start and this just indicates that the passage of this mess of legislation was premature and the content of this HCR is just to massive for these goons to handle. Proper Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance.

Critics say missed deadlines and other signs show the Obama administration is stumbling out of the gate on its early steps to implement the president’s health-care law.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has already missed as many as four deadlines under the law – not on any major regulations — but still a worrying trend, critics say.

Congressional staff and industry representatives have also been asking HHS for a timeline specifying when it will issue the numerous regulations required by the law. They were shocked to find the agency has not produced such a document, one aide said.

The issue is important because vast industry sectors are trying to plan their own implementations of the health-care law and most of the details remain in bureaucrats’ hands, leaving a vacuum of uncertainty about the final burdens the law will impose.

That last statement clears things up a little.

The missed deadlines include creating task forces on breast cancer and Alaskan health care, publishing a list of new authorities granted under the law, and setting a schedule for a Government Accountability Office study and financial audit....

“Now it looks like the simplest job assigned to the Obama administration – outlining its own new authorities and responsibilities — was so daunting that HHS decided just to reprint the table of contents from the new law until they can sort things out,” said Lisa Miller, a spokeswoman for Rep. Joe Barton of Texas, a key Republican on health-care issues. “It’s troubling because, if they can’t even explain what they are supposed to do, how do we expect them to actually manage a sixth of the economy?”

While missing the deadlines, the administration has found time to send promotional material touting the law’s benefit, including a brochure for senior citizens and post cards from the IRS advertising tax breaks under the law.

Amazingly, people actually defended the govts. ability to set up and manage massive bureaucracies like Obamacare when this was still being debated. The best thing since sliced bread, we were expected to believe.

Personally, I think this is just a quick glimpse of what is coming our way regarding this massive heap of red tape and inefficiencies. Just look at the scrutiny that the census bureau has been under lately. Do you think that same thing will happen with Obamacare? I do... and once again Pelosi was right about discovering all of the details after this has passed.

I can't wait until we see the details of the first Obamacare budget critiques.

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