Another victory for Transparency! The Medicare Actuary's report could have been released prior to the vote on ObamaCare, but was withheld by the Obama Administration: The economic report released last week by Health and Human Services, which indicated that President Barack Obama's health care "reform" law would actually increase the cost of health care and impose higher costs on consumers, had been submitted to the office of HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius more than a week before the Congressional votes on the bill, according to career HHS sources, who added that Sebelius's staff refused to review the document before the vote was taken. "The reason we were given was that they did not want to influence the vote," says an HHS source. "Which is actually the point of having a review like this, you would think. Obama covered up HHS report until after healthcare vote? | Washington Examiner They didn't want the HHS report to influence the vote, but were perfectly "au fait" with having the CBO report influence it.