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Insurance industry sources have told CNN reporter Drew Griffin that White House officials are telling executives not to talk about the Obamacare rollout.
Multiple sources declined to speak publicly about the push back because they fear retribution.
But Bob Laszewski, who heads a consulting firm for big insurance companies, did talk on the record.
“The White House is exerting massive pressure on the industry, including the trade associations, to keep quiet,” he said.
Laszewski, who’s been a vocal critic of Obamacare, said he’s been asked by insurance executives to speak out because they feel defenseless against an administration that is regulating their business — and a big customer.
Government-backed plans accounted for about half of health care policies last year, a number that is expected to grow over the years.
White House spokesman Jay Carney said the idea that administration officials are trying to silence insurance industry insiders is “preposterous and inaccurate.” He added that Laszewski has been a vocal critic of health care reform for two decades.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzsIWNwxcdYWhat do you think? Is the White House acting like the mob, or is this, as Carney says, preposterous?