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Obamacare Exemption: None Dare Call It Treason

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by Charles Hurt
14 Aug 2013

WASHINGTON -- Even by the standards of Washington, this is one sick, twisted and deceitful deal. Quite possibly, it is a whole new low, even for the federal government.

Had we innocent, taxpaying citizens not long ago lost our capacity to be outraged by the disgraceful manner in which this place operates, we would already be in all-out political revolt. Against President Obama. Against Democrats in Congress. And, especially, Republicans.

Literally, revolutionary wars have been fought over less.

Last week, while many Americans spent hard-saved money on long overdue vacations, the snakes and weasels inside the federal bureaucracy schemed until they hatched an evil plan. It would feather their own nests with more of your money, protect themselves from the ravages of the laws they foist upon us, desecrate our Constitution and then smear us with insult so putrid it would make a roadside vulture gag.

All the legal, constitutional and parliamentary maneuvering is enough to confuse Albert Einstein, but here is the bottom line: Congress and staff managed to get themselves exempted from one of the most punishing aspects of Obamacare.

Yes, you should be sharpening the tines of your pitchforks.

Back when the President and his henchmen rammed Obamacare through Congress, Republicans inserted a key provision requiring that whatever Frankenstein healthcare boondoggle got yoked upon the hardworking American people would also be yoked around the necks of every congressman and staffer on Capitol Hill. President Obama, being the slick fellow that he is, made sure it did not apply to him or anybody working for him in the White House.

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OMG another Breitbart posting.
 

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by Charles Hurt 14 Aug 2013
Obamacare Exemption: None Dare Call It Treason

OMG another Breitbart posting.
Indeed. I had to put on a pair of waders in order wade through a page and half of the bloggers hysterical, bloviating partisan ranting poop, just to find his superficial point.

Apparently, the blogger has worked himself up into a major faux frenzy outrage over the congressional staff getting to keep their current existing health insurance once Obamacare is implemented. Well, guess what? So does everyone else in the US if they like their current employer insurance. Whats more, they also have a choice to go on the insurance exchange if they so desire....just like everyone else in the US......


"...What is the argument for Hill staff keeping FEHBP coverage? While section 1312(d)(3)(D)(i) of the Affordable Care Act suggests that Congressional staff may only have access to coverage “created under this Act” or through an “Exchange,” there is another provision in the same law – the grandfathering clause – that may be more relevant.

ACA provision, section 1251(a), states: “nothing in this Act (or an amendment made by this Act) shall be construed to require that an individual terminate coverage under a group health plan or health insurance coverage in which such individual was enrolled on the date of enactment of [the Affordable Care] Act.”

In other words, if you are in FEHBP today, nothing in the Act, including section 1312(d)(3)(D), should be allowed to terminate your coverage come January 1, 2014....."

How Congressional staff can keep their healthcare coverage - The Hill's Congress Blog



I hope that helps clear the air a bit from brietbarts odorous stench.
 

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Of course Republican congressmen were secretly begging Obama to fix the congressional staff snafu to prevent a "brain-drain".
Indeed. I had to put on a pair of waders in order wade through a page and half of the bloggers hysterical, bloviating partisan ranting poop, just to find his superficial point.

Apparently, the blogger has worked himself up into a major faux frenzy outrage over the congressional staff getting to keep their current existing health insurance once Obamacare is implemented. Well, guess what? So does everyone else in the US if they like their current employer insurance. Whats more, they also have a choice to go on the insurance exchange if they so desire....just like everyone else in the US......


"...What is the argument for Hill staff keeping FEHBP coverage? While section 1312(d)(3)(D)(i) of the Affordable Care Act suggests that Congressional staff may only have access to coverage “created under this Act” or through an “Exchange,” there is another provision in the same law – the grandfathering clause – that may be more relevant.

ACA provision, section 1251(a), states: “nothing in this Act (or an amendment made by this Act) shall be construed to require that an individual terminate coverage under a group health plan or health insurance coverage in which such individual was enrolled on the date of enactment of [the Affordable Care] Act.”

In other words, if you are in FEHBP today, nothing in the Act, including section 1312(d)(3)(D), should be allowed to terminate your coverage come January 1, 2014....."

How Congressional staff can keep their healthcare coverage - The Hill's Congress Blog



I hope that helps clear the air a bit from brietbarts odorous stench.
 
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