In a classic Obama Administration skirting-of-the-question, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell (the successor of the disgraced Kathleen Sebelius) produced the following response when asked whether the second year of exchanges will be transparent on abortion coverage in the Affordable Care Act. According to the Charlotte Lozier Institute, Burwell said:
With regard to the question of this open enrollment, working through the plans that are in place, for the most part, we’re finalizing those plans. So in terms of how the communication is going to work, we’ll have to see how quickly we can get the communication out and where we are.
The question was very simple, and one that should have and could have immediately elicited a “yes” or “no” answer (after all, taxpayers deserve to know what they're being forced to pay for, right?). But we all know that simple truths have not been divulged when concerned citizens question ethical dilemmas (to put lightly the dismemberment and disposal of innocent human children) within the exchanges. Instead, Burwell opted for a Pelosi-esque 'wait and see' diversion, essentially telling taxpayers that transparency is not on the Administration's to-do list. Not even where transparency is a matter of life and death.
The question is a pointed and timely one considering the recent bombshell report from the Government Accountability Office, which blew the lid off of a huge abortion cover-up within the Affordable Care Act. In short — and in the words of Rep. Chris Smith — “The [Government Accountability Office] has found ObamaCare massively funds abortion on demand.”
The report found that more than one thousand insurance exchanges (take a moment to let that number resonate) had been peddling the hard-earned tax dollars of working Americans to foot the bill for the unwitting death of babies across the nation.
Afterlearning of this deception, enraged taxpayers demanded transparency from the Obama Administration. And how did the Administration respond? With the flippant and unmoved –yet wholly predictable — 'wait and see.'