Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Dude, Congress May Lose Their Health Coverage?

File under "We need to pass ObamaCare to know what's in ObamaCare."*

It is often said that the new health care law will affect almost every American in some way. And, perhaps fittingly if unintentionally, no one may be more affected than members of Congress themselves.
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For example, it says, the law may “remove members of Congress and Congressional staff” from their current coverage, in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, before any alternatives are available.

The confusion raises the inevitable question: If they did not know exactly what they were doing to themselves, did lawmakers who wrote and passed the bill fully grasp the details of how it would influence the lives of other Americans?

Not to worry, Congress will pass a new law fixing this hole soon.

You and I, however, will be stuck with the rest of the crappy bill that they threw together.

Thanks to Jill.

*Not an exact quote but close enough to convey the point. I really didn't want to spend my morning making sure I had San Fran Nan's words exactly right.

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