Skip to comments.Reid: No ObamaCare 'exemption' for lawmakers, staff
Posted on 04/25/2013 2:13:23 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Reid: No ObamaCare 'exemption' for lawmakers, staff By Sam Baker - 04/25/13 01:06 PM ET
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) quickly shot down speculation about a possible "exemption" for lawmakers and staff from the central part of ObamaCare.
Reid spokesman Adam Jentleson said Reid has never considered exempting members and staff from the law's insurance exchanges, and will not consider it in the future.
"There are not now, have never been, nor will there ever be any discussions about exempting members of Congress or Congressional staff from Affordable Care Act provisions that apply to any employees of any other public or private employer offering health care," Jentelson said.
Some lawmakers have been discussing a change in the way the healthcare law treats lawmakers and their staffers.
The law requires them to buy insurance through the newly created insurance exchanges, rather than using the system for federal employees. But there is a question as to whether the government, as an employer, can still help cover part of the healthcare costs for lawmakers and staff.
Reid's office said "no legislative fix is necessary" to resolve the issue.
The Nomenklatura will still have their special clinics. They aren’t fooling anyone but the foolish.
translation: We’re just going to attach it as a rider to a bill renaming about a dozen post offices and slip it through on voice-vote at 6PM on a Friday going into a three-day holiday weekend.
Probably because it was already decided beforehand (that they would be exempt).
Not all animals are equal. Some are more equal than others.
“The Nomenklatura will still have their special clinics. They arent fooling anyone but the foolish.”
I witnessed two levels of “free” medical care in Mexico. There were the hospitals for the peasants. In the Baja when it hits 120 degrees, the hospitals send gurneys out on the hour to collect the dead. There’s no room to wait inside. The other hospitals look like the nicest ones here. They’re for the elite. But even their medicine is circa 1950. What would be an in/out office procedure here with 100% recovery could take weeks in bed and years to recover from there.
I’m certain there’s a third level of private care for those who can afford it.
No, because their “Cadillac” plans are approved by the 2700 page bill. Paid for by the taxpayers, no deductible, no contributions. Ours however will go up 100% because we have to pay for all the addition Medicare eligible “poor” since they have no money for a policy. Add on a few million “new” citizens who would qualify under the Immigrant Reform Bullshit being discussed. Screwed frontwards and backwards. Not even a cigarette.
“Im certain theres a third level of private care for those who can afford it.”
Yeah, back in the day it was called “The United States.”
WaPo is saying the same thing,,that POLITICO jumped the gun and is blowing something out of proportion.
Realized he couldn’t get enough taxpayer-paid bodyguards.
Or a kiss! :-)
They can exempt all Americans from the “Affordable” Care Act.
Oh, we got a kiss alright! We were the givers however!
Congress critters and senators aged 65 and up are on Medicare.
And that age bracket probably includes half the total population.
When we lived there, we went to a private clinic in a beautiful building, attached to a modern hospital, and received what I considered to be first-class, up-to-American-standards care. Because we could afford it. My doctor trained at Johns Hopkins. But I could not just walk in off the street to any hospital and be cared for, as is the case for Mexicans living here.
You got that right. And unless someone reads every single rider on bills we would never know.