Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Dems Censor Humana

In an affront to the first amendment, the Obama Administration is investigating Humana for writing to alert its subscribers as to how Obamacare could affect their benefits.

Notwithstanding that corporations have first amendment rights, the Obama Administration -- urged on by Sen. Max Baucus -- is "investigating" whether Humana engaged in "scare tactics."

The administration that was supposed to be about transparency does not want Medicare recipients to receive any information that contradicts the White House talking points. Therefore, it has cut off the insured from receiving Humana's perspective on the proposed health care legislation -- an important source of information for those customers.

I'm not holding my breath for the ACLU to come to Humana's rescue from this government censorship. Nor do I expect the administration and Sen. Baucus to start scrutinizing -- and censoring -- those letters that labor unions write to their members, urging them to contact their members of Congress in favor of Obamacare. This is viewpoint discrimination, pure and simple.

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