Skip to comments.Republicans Remove Exemption for Congress in Health Care Bill
Posted on 05/04/2017 12:32:01 PM PDT by davikkm
House Republicans will vote on an amendment to eliminate the exemption for Congress and their staff members from changes to Obamacare. The amendment, H.R. 2192, would eliminate an exemption for changes to Obamacare regulations that impact health insurance premiums and coverage. The proposed amendment would allow states to obtain waivers to repeal Obamacare regulations such as essential health benefits and community ratings. Congresswoman Martha McSally (R-AZ) sponsored H.R. 2192, which has 83 cosponsorsall of them Republican.
House Republicans look to attach the amendment to the American Health Care Act as part of their Obamacare repeal package. Obamacare required that Congressmen and their staff members purchase health insurance on the individual market. Congress received widespread criticism for exempting themselves from potential changes to Obamacare regulations that could raise costs and reduce coverage for Americans on the individual market.
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A lawmaker who exempts themselves from the laws they write,is no different than a lawmaker in a third world banana republic.
Should apply to all the fedgov workforce.
Did they lose their own healthcare system? Why is this a big deal?
Well that is interesting.
NOW it might get fixed soon : )
Smokescreen. They will still get all the best doctors and care and never have to pay a dime.
+1. I thought only liberals applauded symbolism over substance.
Amen to that... AND it needs to be the same for criminal laws dealing with 'sharing' classified information. Those laws must apply equally to all citizens - from a Secretary of State to a lowly citizen. Either we're equal before the law or the law doesn't exist...
But will they have to chose their insurance from the same options on the exchange and then buy their own supplemental insurance?
That is the game if you can afford it — buy supplemental insurance for better coverage.
HOLD THE PHONE!!!
Wait a minute... I though this bill today was repealing Obamacare... if that's the case then why would there need to be an amendment to eliminate a provision of Obamacare?
Something sounds fishy.
Don’t worry — the Senate will re-insert it.
That is exactly what I think we’ll see. That thought crossed my mind as I watched the vote on this. Not a single nay. They know that the Senate will take care of it.
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