HHS Hires 86 Cops, 2 Consumer Safety Officers under ObamaCare
How’s this for a snapshot of ObamaCare’s priorities?
Since the controversial health law passed in March 2010, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has hired 1,684 new employees.
The numbers come from HHS data extracted by a Freedom of Information Request by The Daily Mail, a British newspaper.
Bear in mind, HHS’s health cops are in addition to the estimated 16,500 new agents the Internal Revenue Service is seeking to fulfill its ObamaCare policing mandate.
There are, of course, better, much less intrusive ways to do health reform.
“People would voluntarily purchase the health insurance of their choice with basic subsidies. Additional special assistance could be targeted to help those with low incomes and/or high risk-based premium costs in purchasing health insurance,” according to Thomas Miller of the American Enterprise Institute.
Instead of the demanding detailed financial and health information from millions of Americans, Miller proposes treating ObamaCare health insurance subsidies like other income tax issues, so that only “a tiny fraction of taxpayers would be subject to mostly random audits to ensure that their tax subsidies for insurance are being spent appropriately.”
Miller’s solution would nix the need for all the new ObamaCare investigators. Eliminating the 86 new HHS hires would save taxpayers approximately $138.8 million annually.
But that would mean less oversight and control for the federal government, which, as we are seeing with the rise in police-related hiring at HHS and IRS, is not a priority under ObamaCare.