You Will Be Punished for Questioning Health Care Law

By September 13, 2010Briefly Legal, Health Care

At, Walter Olson beats us to a round-up of reaction to Secretary Sebelius’ attempt to squelch criticism of the new health law for raising health care costs. From “Sebelius and health insurers: shut up, she explained”:

Eugene Volokh, Michael Cannon and Ed Morrissey react to the Secretary’s announcement that her Department of Health and Human Services will show “zero tolerance” for regulated health insurers who inflict “misinformation” on the public in the course of blaming ObamaCare for rate increases. More: Monday WSJ editorial (”Zero tolerance for expressing an opinion, or offering an explanation to policyholders? They’re more subtle than this in Caracas.”)

Michael Cannon’s post at Cato’s blog, Cato@Liberty, is especially good.

UPDATE (8:53 a.m.): More from Michael Barone at The Washington Examiner, “Gangster government stifles criticism of Obamacare”: “The threat to use government regulation to destroy or harm someone’s business because they disagree with government officials is thuggery. Like the Obama administration’s transfer of money from Chrysler bondholders to its political allies in the United Auto Workers, it is a form of gangster government.” Barone is becoming increasingly sharp in his criticisms of the Administration.

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