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Reid: No ObamaCare 'exemption' for lawmakers, staff
The Hill ^

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.


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 0carenightmare; lawmakershealthcare; stateexchanges
Better check with Nancy on that Dingy. She is part of the privileged class ya know.............
1 posted on 04/25/2013 2:13:23 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

The Nomenklatura will still have their special clinics. They aren’t fooling anyone but the foolish.


2 posted on 04/25/2013 2:14:47 PM PDT by henkster (I have one more cow than my neighbor. I am a kulak.)
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


3 posted on 04/25/2013 2:17:46 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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4 posted on 04/25/2013 2:20:37 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Sub-Driver
"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...

Probably because it was already decided beforehand (that they would be exempt).

5 posted on 04/25/2013 2:21:32 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: Sub-Driver
Back door entrance soon to be arranged.

Not all animals are equal. Some are more equal than others.

6 posted on 04/25/2013 2:23:00 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Sub-Driver
I can't wait for the next elections...If this dog shit is not cleaned up it's over for America. Must include I will not go down without an ass kicking fight!
7 posted on 04/25/2013 2:23:28 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: henkster

“The Nomenklatura will still have their special clinics. They aren’t 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.


8 posted on 04/25/2013 2:25:33 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


9 posted on 04/25/2013 2:29:48 PM PDT by poobear (Socialism in the minds of the elites, is a con-game for the serfs, nothing more.)
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Not to worry they'll just stick it in a multi-thousand page appropriations bill just before a recess late on a Friday night. Like they always do when they line their pockets at the expense of the taxpayer.
10 posted on 04/25/2013 2:31:55 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: Gen.Blather

“I’m certain there’s a third level of private care for those who can afford it.”

Yeah, back in the day it was called “The United States.”


11 posted on 04/25/2013 2:31:55 PM PDT by henkster (I have one more cow than my neighbor. I am a kulak.)
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To: Sub-Driver


That trial balloon didn't last very long.
12 posted on 04/25/2013 2:40:20 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: Sub-Driver
There should be an amendment to the Constitution that prohibits Congress, the President or any executive agencies from being exempt to any law passed by Congress. Let them put up with the crap they make just like the rest of us. Don't think for a minute that any government official will be standing in long lines at the Obamacare clinic waiting for their 10 minute visit with a nurse practitioner. They will continue to their Cadillac care at facilities we can't access. Look at Canada..one of their MPs a big proponent of their socialized medicine system went to California for her cancer treatment...ditto the Premier of Newfoundland went to Florida for his heart surgery All animals are equal but some are more equal than others.
13 posted on 04/25/2013 2:42:51 PM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: Sub-Driver

WaPo is saying the same thing,,that POLITICO jumped the gun and is blowing something out of proportion.


14 posted on 04/25/2013 2:46:58 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: Sub-Driver

Realized he couldn’t get enough taxpayer-paid bodyguards.


15 posted on 04/25/2013 2:52:54 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: poobear

Or a kiss! :-)


16 posted on 04/25/2013 2:53:38 PM PDT by willibeaux (de ole Korean War vet age 83)
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To: Sub-Driver

They can exempt all Americans from the “Affordable” Care Act.


17 posted on 04/25/2013 3:04:33 PM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: willibeaux

Oh, we got a kiss alright! We were the givers however!


18 posted on 04/25/2013 3:12:56 PM PDT by poobear (Socialism in the minds of the elites, is a con-game for the serfs, nothing more.)
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To: henkster

Exactly.


19 posted on 04/25/2013 4:03:27 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: Sub-Driver

Congress critters and senators aged 65 and up are on Medicare.
And that age bracket probably includes half the total population.


20 posted on 04/25/2013 4:08:29 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Gen.Blather

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.


21 posted on 04/25/2013 4:09:55 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: Buckeye McFrog

You got that right. And unless someone reads every single rider on bills we would never know.


22 posted on 04/25/2013 4:15:28 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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