Payback: Congress In The Same Boat As The ‘Unwashed Masses’

1aWith all the blubbering and whining about ObamaCare’s affect on Congressional Staffers – a brain drain they so aptly told us – Obama decided to allow the elected and nonelected elite to continue to feed at the taxpayer trough  as they  continue to receive their generous taxpayer funded subsidy for health insurance.

Obama’s strategy appears to be one of deliberately flouting the law, [surprise?] in the belief that it can get away with it because Congress will be the beneficiary and the American public won’t catch on to what they are doing.

Section 1312(d)(3)(D) of the Affordable Care Act clearly states:  “The only health plans that the Federal Government may make available to Members of Congress and their congressional staff with respect to their service as a Member of Congress or congressional staff shall be health plans that are created under this Act…or offered through an Exchange established under this Act.”

So, effective January 1, 2014, members of Congress and their staff will have to purchase their health insurance through their state health exchange rather than choose from the many generous plans available to other federal employees.

All federal employees should have to adhere to ObamaCare.  Maybe then they would understand what they have foisted upon the rest of us but unfortunately, those that work at the White House and those that will be administering and enforcing ObamaCare will still be purchasing their subsidized insurance through the Federal Employees Health Benefit program.

And, unless another Obama rule magically appears those Labor unions  who pushed for the passage of ObamaCare,  who spent tons of money electing Democrats to Congress from  2006 to 2012,  will also be screwed under ObamaCare.   I can’t figure out if the unions are angry that they find themselves in the same boat with the unwashed masses or because they finally realized they had been used.

It gives me a great deal of joy to know that as we struggle to find the money to pay for a substandard highly over priced health insurance policy  that we may or may not receive subsidies for, from a state exchange that may or may not exist, it is kind of nice to know that the men who passed this Socialist bill of goods without reading it and those that pushed so hard for its passage, will be paddling the same boat.

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