Skip to comments.Repeal Congress’ special exemption from Obamacare, kill two birds with one stone
Posted on 11/28/2016 5:36:08 AM PST by george76
Repealing Congress special exemption from Obamacare regularly polls at the 90+ percent level, and for good reason the illegal ruling by OPM once again allowed Members of Congress (and their staffs) to live by a different set of rules than those they imposed on the rest of America.
Worse, by exempting the legislative branch from the pernicious effects of this particular law, it allows Members and their staffs to avoid the personal pain (financial and health) imposed by the monstrosity they imposed on the rest of us, and, by doing so, delays its inevitable repeal.
The good news is, President Trump wont have to wait for congressional action on this he can undo the illegal ruling by simply signing his name to a Presidential Memorandum directing the OPM to reverse its 2013 rule considering Congress a small business, which directed that, consequently, the DC Health Link Small Business Market administered by the DC Health Benefit Exchange Authority, is the appropriate SHOP from which Members of Congress and designated congressional staff will purchase health insurance in order to receive a Government contribution.
Note Government contribution, in the language of those who live outside the Washington Beltway, should be read as illegal taxpayer-funded subsidies.
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Good idea !
That would certainly make those congress critters more open to the idea of fixing what is broke.
These regular, almost automatic Congressional exemptions are prima facie violations of the 14th Amendment.
It’s time for the US version of Magna Carta. Government types are subject to any and all laws they pass. Perhaps they just might see what a burden the laws are.
Perhaps it’s time for a change. Congress members should get no exemption from any law they pass. Period.
If you like (vote for) term limits you can keep your medical plan while you term out.
and no waivers for unions or any other entities!
Or just get rid of it on day one and save all the trickeration
A wooden stake and a large hammer would be the first step.
Capitol Hill has a major deluge of “swamp sewage” that needs to be drained.
This would get Obamacare repealed faster than any other single action. No way Congress and staff live by that law.
Or use the power of the pen and exempt everyone right after inauguration.
Doing that would mean leaving Obamacare in place. Just repeal Obamacare. Stupid suggestion by Jenny Beth Martin when you think about what it really means.
You know what federal employees get? Choice. Lots and LOTS of choice. Check it out...
Add in all the exempt Unions and it flies out the window.
I've thought this should be the case for decades now.
There is also a list of unions and Obama buddies who were allowed to be exempt from Ocare. That list should be discarded, which will serve as a helpful stimulus for repeal.
The only thing he CAN do is issue executive orders that fall within the authority given to the Executive Branch under ObamaCare. This is one such executive order that will give Congress a big incentive to overhaul the law completely.
Yes! Income based, no subsidies! Let them have fun scanning the plan choices with $20K premiums for a family, and >$10K deductibles.
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