#1 'Not Fair' To Subject Congress To Obamacare Just Like Everyone Else ...06-15-2013, 12:30 AM
Stuck on stupid?
Democratic Congressman: 'Not Fair' To Subject Congress To Obamacare Just Like Everyone Else
When the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) was being debated, proponents were accused of saddling Americans with inferior and expensive health care while keeping generous coverage for themselves at taxpayer expense. To rebut that allegation and build confidence in the bill, a provision was added mandating that members of Congress – and their staff members – get there coverage through the new exchange system the bill set up. Now that the time to sign up for exchange coverage is nearing, a Democratic member, Rep. John Larson (D., Conn.), is saying that “this is simply not fair” – as key staff members head for the exits to avoid Obamacare.
Politico reports that “many on Capitol Hill fear it could lead to a brain drain” and notes that “[t]he problem is far more acute in the House, where lawmakers and aides are generally younger and less wealthy.”
What? Obamacare disproportionally hurts those with lower incomes? It may come as a surprise, but it shouldn’t. We’ve known this since before the legislation even passed.
More to the point, why did Rep. Larson vote to impose on the country a health coverage system that “is simply not fair”?
Filthy pieces of worthless shit like this, have done more damage to America than Stalin, Hitler, Ho Chi Minh and bin Laden combined.
Liberalism is just communism sold by the drink.
06-15-2013, 10:11 AM
Don't forget the filthy pieces of shit that vote in these filthy pieces of shit.
Reminds me of a line from Full Metal Jacket: "It's a giant shit sandwich and we're all gonna have to take a bite.""The beauty of the Second Amendment is that you won't need it until they try to take it away."---Thomas Jefferson
06-15-2013, 10:21 AM
This madness has to end at some point, did they put some sort of sedative in everyone's water?
06-15-2013, 11:31 AM
Hey, San Fran Nan was right. They voted for it...now they get to find out what's in it.Solve a man's problem with violence and help him for a day. Teach a man how to solve his problems with violence, help him for a lifetime - Belkar Bitterleaf
Liberalism is what the stupid think is smart.
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08-04-2013, 12:04 PM
Nothing another bourbon wont fix, right Boehner?
Lawmakers to Subsidize Own Obamacare Premiums with Tax Dollars
Members of Congress and their aides will essentially be exempt from Obamacare, as the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) will issue a ruling that says the federal government can subsidize the health insurance premiums of members of Congress and their aides even though the law does not say so.
According to Politico, OPM was "under heavy pressure from Capitol Hill" to issue the ruling giving lawmakers and staffers special treatment because Washington feared a so-called "brain drain," as staffers unable to afford the healthcare plans available on the government exchanges threatened to go into the private sector.
President Barack Obama hinted to outlets like Politico and the New York Times that he was seeking creative solutions to get around the law for legislators and their aides.
As the Times noted, the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) "does not clearly authorize the government to pay premiums for federal employees who obtain insurance through the exchanges. Nor does it authorize the government to reimburse federal employees who buy health insurance on their own."
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) put the provision into the bill that required lawmakers and their aides to play by the same rules as their constituents and purchase their health care from the exchanges.
The federal government subsidized nearly 75% of these insurance premium payments before Obamacare. But under the new law, lawmakers and staffers would have had to pay an additional $5,000 for individual plans and around $11,000 more for family plans on the exchanges that are set to start on Oct. 1.
Lawmakers, as some experts claimed, could have passed a legislative "fix" that would have explicitly authorized the federal government to subsidize the insurance premiums, but they feared a backlash from constituents at a time when Congress is almost universally reviled. A recent Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll found that nearly 60% of Americans would vote to replace every member of Congress if given the opportunity to do so.
Sen. Minority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX) tweeted on Thursday that OPM's ruling was an "outrageous exemption for Congress."
Isn't this a little like Hog trailers in that they have two levels? And the ones on top crap on the residents beneath them?
Liberalism is just communism sold by the drink.
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