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For Obamacare, Congress exempted themselves from the Affordable Care Act in a deal arranged by President Obama. Shouldn't we re-name the act "The Unaffordable Care Act"?

Pale Horse 2013/08/03 12:55:27
Yes, call it what it is. The UNAFORADABLE CARE ACT.
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Obama meets democrats on the hill



Remember that trip Obama made to Congress this past
week to meet with Democrats. Now we know the outcome. Congress and their
aids are exempted from The Affordable Care Act.



Fearing a “Brain Drain” due to the increased expense
of health insurance Congress is given an exemption.



Aren’t these the people who wrote The Affordable
Care Act? Maybe we need a “Brain Drain”.



You might be wondering,
“How did Obamacare’s Congress exemption come to be?” While both the business
and individual mandate for Obamacare has been delayed until 2015, much of the
Affordable Care Act is still steaming full ahead, with state exchange signups
beginning this October. As it is now, taxpayers pay for almost 75 percent of
premium payments as part of government employee benefits in Washington DC. But
back when the Affordable Care Act was being written, Senator Chuck Grassley
(R-IA) inserted a clause that says all Congress members, and all government
workers under the Office of Personnel Management, must be covered by healthcare
plans created by Obamacare or through state exchanges. This Obamacare
stipulation would cause the premium payments of all government workers to
skyrocket by thousands of dollars per year, not just members of Congress.
Congress members in both parties fear this will cause a “brain drain” in
Washington DC because they’d be forced to pay everyone more, which is unlikely
under the Federal government’s budget crunch. The more likely scenario is that
they might see an exodus of the most talented people finding better jobs in the
private sector.





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  • Striker 2013/08/07 02:05:01
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    Striker
    +1
    Is it about the "affordability", or about the Rulers killing off our Liberty?
  • William 2013/08/07 00:49:55
    Yes, call it what it is. The UNAFORADABLE CARE ACT.
    William
    +1
    Like everything else, the permanent criminal class in the District of Criminals will exempt themselves from everything they foist on the rest of us. Those who will be hurt the worst will be the working poor, the terminally ill and the middle class. I know, I know, that is exactly who it was supposed to help.
  • Captain-Morgan 2013/08/05 00:45:39
    Yes, call it what it is. The UNAFORADABLE CARE ACT.
    Captain-Morgan
    +2
    SOME DAY IT MAY BE CALL THE " OBAMA'S DEATH TO AMERICAN HEALTH CARE ACT."
  • ✿✿✿RoseD1st✿✿✿ 2013/08/04 16:32:36
    Yes, call it what it is. The UNAFORADABLE CARE ACT.
    ✿✿✿RoseD1st✿✿✿
    +3
    It would be more honest
  • keeper 2013/08/04 15:33:15
    Yes, call it what it is. The UNAFORADABLE CARE ACT.
    keeper
    +3
    Like his presidency, obamacare is a train wreck happening before our eyes.
  • TheTruth1313 2013/08/04 05:45:02
    Yes, call it what it is. The UNAFORADABLE CARE ACT.
    TheTruth1313
    +3
    Or just call it what it is; An economy and healthcare destruction bill
  • PoliticallyIncorrect 2013/08/04 02:01:15
    Yes, call it what it is. The UNAFORADABLE CARE ACT.
    PoliticallyIncorrect
    +4
    If we're going to have the ACA approved by Congress, then every damn citizen of this country has to be required to be on it. Waivers are a slap in the collective American face by scumbuckets like Obamass, Reid, Pelosi, and the other liberals who are determined to destroy America.
  • Peewee ~PWCM~ 2013/08/04 01:30:31
    Yes, call it what it is. The UNAFORADABLE CARE ACT.
    Peewee ~PWCM~
  • Lee 2013/08/04 01:20:49
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    Lee
    +3
    I would at least like to get a kiss out of this deal.
  • Pale Horse Lee 2013/08/04 13:15:00
    Pale Horse
    +2
    From Barack, Pelosi or Reid? barack pelosi reid
  • Lee Pale Horse 2013/08/05 13:25:38
    Lee
    +1
    Thx Pale lol :-)
  • Manwé 2013/08/03 23:46:53
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    Manwé
    Anyone with existing medical insurance does not have to participate in the exchanges. Federal workers (along with state, local and many in private industry) already have medical insurance.
  • Pale Horse Manwé 2013/08/04 13:19:14
    Pale Horse
    +1
    However, when the Affordable Care Act forces the cost of existing medical insurance cost beyond affordability or employers drop this coverage you'll be forced into the exchange.

    The end result of this train wreck is government healthcare. You think dealing with the Internal Revenue Service is uncomfortable, wait until the I.R.S. is in charge of your healthcare.
  • widowmaker 2013/08/03 22:00:07
    Yes, call it what it is. The UNAFORADABLE CARE ACT.
    widowmaker
    +4
    So someone explain to this ignorant Libertarian if this is so great and it is so good why is congress exempting themselves from it?
  • redhorse29 2013/08/03 19:14:01
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    redhorse29
    +2
    I think the act should be stopped and re visited. All congress and all government agencies MUST take the lead and convert to the new program. Government, especially All POLITICALLY ELECTED government personnel must embrace and convert to the program. IF it is good for us then it is good for them.
  • Pale Horse redhorse29 2013/08/03 19:23:31
    Pale Horse
    +2
    I think their request to be exempted says it all. It isn't good for them. They were being asked to comply with the same coverage we would have.
  • black sheep 2013/08/03 18:40:05
    Yes, call it what it is. The UNAFORADABLE CARE ACT.
    black sheep
    +3
    Whats Next? They all vote themselves raises?... sheesh what a joke.
  • joe keeney 2013/08/03 18:09:20
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    joe keeney
    +6
    Class action lawsuit & recall petitions. For all of them.
  • Ed 2013/08/03 17:54:12
    Yes, call it what it is. The UNAFORADABLE CARE ACT.
    Ed
    +5
    I saw the sonuvabitch signing the waivers. That is his way of saying feck you America.
  • Bob S 2013/08/03 17:08:55 (edited)
    Yes, call it what it is. The UNAFORADABLE CARE ACT.
    Bob S
    +5
    Or the giveawaytoallofhisfriendsgroups etc.care. Why should most Americans be stuck for his folly? If one has to pay then ALL should pay including the Obummers and family.
  • MtDuffer 2013/08/03 16:58:57
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    MtDuffer
    +5
    I believe, and have always, that the Congress should have to pay what the average American pays period. They can afford it more than anyone because of their "little" kickbacks that they get from Lobbiest.
  • Patrick Henry~PWCM~JL 2013/08/03 16:50:01
    Yes, call it what it is. The UNAFORADABLE CARE ACT.
    Patrick Henry~PWCM~JL
    +6
    Or the "Theft of Liberties and Anal Raping of Americans Act."
  • Pale Horse Patrick... 2013/08/03 18:57:46 (edited)
  • Patrick... Pale Horse 2013/08/03 20:03:53
  • Pale Horse Patrick... 2013/08/04 13:21:29
    Pale Horse
    +2
    It's a compliment. The accuracy of your proposed name provides laughter.
  • Patrick... Pale Horse 2013/08/04 16:59:04
    Patrick Henry~PWCM~JL
    +1
    Ahhh, because all I see is a blank bubble. I got confused-couldn't hear the laughter from here...
  • Luke 2013/08/03 15:43:18
    Yes, call it what it is. The UNAFORADABLE CARE ACT.
    Luke
    +5
    If you stop and think about it we really got screwed by the politicians this time.......remember that next time you get the urge to vote incumbent..... that is if they allow us to vote ever again.....
  • U-Dog Luke 2013/08/03 15:59:31
    U-Dog
    +3
    All it would take for the political class to get desperate and really show their hand is for the people to wise up to their rigged little lesser evil shell game and start voting too many entrenched crony incumbent types out of office.
  • Luke U-Dog 2013/08/03 16:07:41
    Luke
    +3
    I hope we start doing that...I'll never vote incumbent again..... and I'll push for term limits.....
    I'd love to see their true colors when they start droppping like flies.......
  • Racefish 2013/08/03 15:37:29
    Yes, call it what it is. The UNAFORADABLE CARE ACT.
    Racefish
    +6
    Over 60% of the country didn't want this crap but the Dems shoved it down our throats. Now the RINOs are being yellow bellied cowards for not trying to defund this hideous monstrosity. All they see is reelection and the power of the federal government growing ever larger.
    Now even some of the Democrats are starting to back away from it because the intelligent ones see what will happen. We'd like to get all the flakes that still want this out of our hair, starting with Pelosi and Reid. It's time to cut the head off the snake.
    Those of you tat live in the states where these people are from, it's time to start writing letters, and call them on their betrayal of the Constitution.
    For those of you that think this is so great, look at the other countries that have either a single payer system, or a system like this and see the massive costs. Nothing is free and you are going to get stuck with the bill.
  • Bob S Racefish 2013/08/03 17:12:55
    Bob S
    +5
    As a Republican for over 60 years let me say you are 100% correct. The old saying that I didn't leave the party, they left me. Both sides are too busy fighting, campaigning (Obummer especially). They make up for their lack of enacting ANYTHING to help us by going on another vacation and this time for 5 weeks. Wake up America, lets get rid of ALL of them and start over.
  • johngoodboy 2013/08/03 15:35:21
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    johngoodboy
    +6
    It should be called The Piece Of SH*T ACT. Created by a POS senate, passed by a POS congress, signed by a POS president, and ruled as a tax by a POS supreme court.
  • Pale Horse johngoo... 2013/08/03 19:03:11 (edited)
  • Frank Stephens 2013/08/03 15:25:29
    Yes, call it what it is. The UNAFORADABLE CARE ACT.
    Frank Stephens
    +6
    If Obama's ACA is not good enough for the President, Congress, or its employees, than it is also not good enough for our citizens. End of discussion.
  • Tuna 2013/08/03 15:08:11
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    Tuna
    +6
    No, they still have to have Obamacare but we the people will pay 75% of it.
  • U-Dog 2013/08/03 15:02:30
    Yes, call it what it is. The UNAFORADABLE CARE ACT.
    U-Dog
    +4
    The more special "equal" ones are at it again. I am stunned and shocked... Truly stunned and shocked that it took the political class hypocrites this long to exclude themselves from the pain and suffering they have the nerve to prescribe for others.

    The servants have indeed become the peoples criminally insane masters.
    nuts running the asylum
  • Bob S U-Dog 2013/08/03 17:14:21
    Bob S
    +3
    but as she said, "what does it really matter". Birds of a feather flocking together.
  • Betty jo 2013/08/03 15:01:42
    Yes, call it what it is. The UNAFORADABLE CARE ACT.
    Betty jo
    +5
    I assume though that the people who work for congress and senate won't be getting the free pass.
  • Racefish Betty jo 2013/08/03 15:39:30
    Racefish
    +4
    They're still included but the costs for them really doesn't come out of their pocket. It's all taxpayer funded.
  • Betty jo Racefish 2013/08/03 15:49:11
    Betty jo
    +3
    It figures

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