She and her minions still haven’t found time to delineate specifics for the “Essential Health Benefits” portion of the ObamaTax. This is a set of core “benefits” that must be included in health insurance plans that want to participate in the Exchanges (yeah, we know) come 2014.
Badger State insurance commissioner Theodore Nickel “now has written to U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to say that the state needs at least 60 days after HHS issues the final PPACA essential health benefits (EHB) regulations.”
While she’s dragging her feet on actually doing her job, Ms Shecantbeserious has found time to spread government largesse (ca$h) around to her buddies in the private sector, inking a “deal worth more than $3 million to promote [ObamaTax] “exchanges.” And yes, these are the same Exchanges that she can’t be bothered to actually, you know, provide guidance for.
By the way, this is the second such deal for her friends at PR firm Weber Shandwick; back in 2010 they scored a cool $3.4 million contract ostensibly for promotion of Medicare fraud prevention and reporting.
Nice gig if you can get it, right Kathy?