Colorado Senator's Office Accused of Bullying Over ObamaCare Numbers
Democratic Colorado Senator Mark Udall is being accused of bullying state insurance over ObamaCare cancellation numbers.
His office reportedly pressured the Colorado Division of Insurance to change the numbers to make it appear that fewer people had their insurance cancelled thanks to ObamaCare.
The director of external affairs wrote in an email, “Sen. Udall says our numbers were wrong. They are not wrong. Cancellation notices affected 249,199 people. They want to trash our numbers. I’m holding strong while we get more details.”
In another email, the same person wrote that she received “a very hostile phone call from Sen. Udall’s deputy chief of staff.”
Udall’s office claims the numbers are misleading because many people had their insurance cancelled with a renewal offer.
Rep. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), who had his own insurance cancelled, appeared on last night’s Kelly File. He told Megyn Kelly, “This was clearly an attempt to use an office, to use the staff to pressure a public policy maker into changing the numbers of people who’ve had their insurance cancelled. I think it raises a big question about abuse of power.”