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  •  It's not just a GOP problem (13+ / 0-)

    Robert Kocher helped write President Obama's HCR law.

    Administration officials confirmed in interviews that the skinny plans, in concept, would be sufficient to avoid the across-the-workforce penalty. Several expressed surprise that employers would consider the approach.

    "We wouldn't have anticipated that there'd be demand for these types of band-aid plans in 2014," said Robert Kocher, a former White House health adviser who helped shepherd the law. "Our expectation was that employers would offer high quality insurance." Part of the problem: lawmakers left vague the definition of employer-sponsored coverage, opening the door to unexpected interpretations, say people involved in drafting the law.

    What is he doing today?

    He left the White House to become a partner at a VC firm.

    His first investment?  

    Castlight Health, where he sits on the BOD.

    What does Castlight Health do?

    With Castlight Health, employers can lower their health care costs- guaranteed.

    What better way to help an employer cut health care costs than to bring in someone who helped write the plan, who knows "unexpected interpretations".

    Learn about Centrist Economics, learn about Robert Rubin's Hamilton Project.

    by PatriciaVa on Wed May 22, 2013 at 01:16:26 PM PDT

    •  Don't forget the Monsanto lobbiest... (3+ / 0-)
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      President Obama appointed to be the deputy commissioner for foods, Michael Taylor.  I am sure he will make sure his former (and most likely future) employer is very strictly regulated.

      You know how these Kenyan, socialist presidents are, always sticking it to the corporations...

      "Perhaps the sentiments contained in the following pages, are not YET sufficiently fashionable to procure them general favour..."

      by Buckeye Nut Schell on Wed May 22, 2013 at 02:02:10 PM PDT

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